Flu Vaccination


We can offer a variety of vaccinations at RocDoc (please see travel vaccines and childhood immunisations sections) and also the Flu vaccine.  If you are unsure if we can offer the vaccine you require please contact us.

The flu is a highly infective respiratory infection that is self-limiting and usually last 2-7 days. It make you feel…….well let’s be honest…..CRAP.

It regularly gets mixed up with a common cold or “man flu” however is far more sever. It is caused by the Influenza virus which has many strains.

It is not any worse in the high risk groups such as the very young / old  or patients with certain medical conditions, however it causes more complications for these groups. These groups sometimes end up in hospital or indeed dying as a result of the Flu infection causing complications.


The flu is a highly infectious respiratory infection that is self-limiting and usually last 2-7 days and can make you feel, rubbish!  It regularly gets mixed up with a common cold but is far more severe and is caused by the Influenza virus of which there are many strains.

It is not any worse in the high risk groups such as the very young or very old, however it can cause more complications for these groups who can end up in hospital in indeed dying as a result of the Flu infection causing complications.

You can’t blame others if you catch it!  It is spread easily through coughing and sneezing directly or from coming into contact with contaminated surfaces.  You can also spread it for the first few days before you even know you have it.

  • Sore throat
  • Fever – sudden onset
  • Muscular pain
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Exhaustion
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • The flu vaccine DOES NOT contain any live virus
  • You cannot get the Flu as a result of getting the vaccine
  • Man flu is far worse than any other type of Flu and they should always be given extra special care during this very serious illness………
  • Flu and the common cold are very different and when someone states they have a touch of flu they mean they have the common cold
  • The flu vaccine does not protect you against any other type of viral infection such as the common cold…..you can still get the common cold…so don’t blame the vaccine for not working
  • There is no guarantee you won’t get the Flu if you have had the vaccine but is does reduce the chance by around 75%
  • Last year’s vaccine is no good this year as the flu is great at mutating. Each year the vaccine is updated with the latest strains if applicable.

Everyone, but if you’re in the below mentioned high risk groups we would highly recommend you to get it.

  • Anyone over 65
  • Pregnant women (in any stage of pregnancy)
  • Anyone over 6 months old with a long-term condition such as diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease or heart or chest problems
  • Anyone over 6 months old with asthma who has needed treatment with steroid inhalers or tablets, or who has had a flare-up needing hospital admission in the past
  • Anyone who has had a stroke or a TIA (sometimes called a ‘mini stroke’)
  • People undergoing medical treatment which may affect their immune system, or who have a medical condition which could affect their immune system, like HIV
  • People with a condition of the nervous system such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy
  • Frontline health or social care workers
  • Anyone who gets a carer’s allowance, or who is a main carer for an elderly or disabled person
  • Anyone with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40
  • Residents of nursing homes and other long stay institutions
  • People with regular close contact with poultry, water fowl or pigs

September or October is the best time each year but you can get it anytime


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