Flu is caused by influenza viruses, which have a remarkable ability to change their properties over time in order to evade our immune defences. Flu occurs in seasonal epidemics every winter, and less frequently, in more serious global epidemics (pandemics) – as new strains appear and when the number of people susceptible to them becomes large enough.
Flu can be a mild illness, and for the majority it is no more than an inconvenience. However, it does attack the lungs and air passages and is capable of causing very serious complications, and even death.
We have good vaccines to protect the most vulnerable people – vaccinations protect millions of people around the world every year.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve altered the way to run our flu clinics.
In past years, we have operated a walk-in flu clinic at Fleet Street Clinic. However, this year, to ensure social distancing we will be encouraging everyone to make an appointment via our online booking system. Please note, we will still be operating from Fleet Street Clinic and look forward to seeing you for your annual flu jab.
Protect yourself, your loved one and your community from flu this year with a flu jab.
Vaccine programmes tend to target those most likely to suffer serious ill health as a result. But increasing numbers of people opt for vaccination not just to avoid complications, but also as a way of protecting their productivity and good health, rather than leaving the prospect of an unpleasant, debilitating infection purely to chance.
Flu is fascinating subject, and at the Fleet Street Clinic, we have been involved in many different aspects for two decades:
Follow the links at the right of this page to find out more about seasonal, avian and swine (H1N1) flu.
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