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.