Don't put off your flu jab

NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG is encouraging those in ‘at risk’ groups to have their flu vaccination.

Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications if you have a long-term health condition like: COPD; bronchitis, emphysema; diabetes; heart, kidney or liver disease or have suffered a stroke. Flu on top of health conditions like these can easily develop into something very serious and could land you in hospital.  People with these and other long-term health conditions are eligible for a free flu jab through their GP or pharmacist.  People aged 65 and over are also eligible for the free flu jab.

Ask Your Pharmacist week

Patients are being urged to make the most of their local pharmacist this winter for common health complaints to help doctors spend more time with seriously ill patients. 

7-14 November 2016 is ‘Ask Your Pharmacist’ week, and the NHS across south Essex is using the opportunity to encourage more people to make the most of their local pharmacy.

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