Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations
Protect yourself this winter with PRIVATE Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations from London Medical
We are happy to provide you with a quick and FREE consultation in person or over the phone to check if you can receive the private flu and pneumonia vaccination from us.
All consultations and vaccinations are carried out in Private Consultation Rooms in a clinical and professional environment at London Medical and before we vaccinate we will always check that it is suitable for you.
When to get vaccinated?
Every year the flu vaccine is reviewed by the department of health and new vaccine is available usually by the first or second week of September. It is considered ideal to get vaccinated in Autumn before winter starts. However, you can also get vaccinated at any point during winter. The flu vaccination programme in the UK will be "massively" expanded this winter to help the NHS cope with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and so its vital that you book yours early to avoid issues with availability.
About the Flu Vaccination
Flu vaccination by injection, commonly known as the “flu jab” is available every year to protect adults (and some children) at risk of flu and its complications.
Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week. However, flu can be more severe in certain people such as:
- anyone over the age of 65
- pregnant women
- children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly diabetes, long-term heart or respiratory disease)
- children and adults with weakened immune systems
Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them.
Flu Vaccination Side Effects
Serious side effects of the injected flu vaccine are very rare. You may have a slight temperature and aching muscles for a couple of days after having the jab, and your arm may be a bit sore where you were injected.
Booking an Appointment – book now to avoid disappointment
The Flu vaccination season will start on the 1st of September 2020 and you can book yours in advance by either replying back to this email or by ringing us on the following number. If you are in for routine appointment from September 1st onwards then we can vaccinate you during your visit and you should now get in touch us now if this is what you prefer.