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New Telephone System- technical failure update

NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM - a new system has been installed at BOA & Winsley Health Centre on Wednesday 23 August 2017.  St Damian's Surgery commenced on the 12th September.   We are working hard with our engineers as we have discovered technical problems for the last few weeks. We apologise for any difficulties experienced with accessing our services during this time. All feedback is gratefully received whilst we work with our engineers to resolve any problems encountered. Thank you for your patience.

Posted: 29.09.17 

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.   For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

 
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