Eligible patients from Lakeside Healthcare at Oundle have already taken up the offer of a flu vaccine in preparation for what could be a challenging winter marked by the widespread circulation of respiratory viruses.
Lakeside Healthcare at Oundle has announced that a remarkable number of patients from the over-65 high-risk group, who are particularly susceptible to the flu, have chosen to safeguard their health and protect those around them by getting vaccinated. There remains a group of eligible patients under the age of 65, who are still at risk, yet to come forward for their vaccine.
Dr Sabine Lijesen, Senior GP Partner at Lakeside Healthcare at Oundle, said: "One of our current priorities is to help protect our patients from flu this autumn and winter.
"I'm delighted to see many eligible patients choosing to stay healthy by getting vaccinated and I encourage all eligible patients to consider having the vaccine.
"The flu vaccine provides you with the best defence against flu and if you get flu, it can help reduce the severity of your symptoms."
The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to adults who:
The surgery will soon begin administering vaccinations for their housebound patients.
For eligible patients who have been previously contacted but have not yet arranged an appointment, the link provided can still be used to make an appointment. Patients who believe they are eligible but have not received an invitation to schedule an appointment can contact the surgery at 01832 273 40 to book an appointment or seek guidance.
For more information about flu vaccination and eligibility, please visit the NHS website.