Private Flu Vaccinations For Adults & Children
Influenza is a viral disease that usually strikes between October and May. The influenza vaccination (sometimes known as a flu jab) is an annual vaccination, using a flu vaccine specific for a given year, to protect against the highly variable influenza virus.
For Winter 20/21 we will again be offering the flu vaccination at our Tring and Wexham surgeries. The strains covered will be announced shortly:
Flu Vaccination costs are yet to be confirmed for the 2020 flu season. Become a Your Doctor member from just £48.00 per month, and receive a FREE annual flu vaccination as just one of your member benefits.
Vaccinations are available at our Tring and Wexham clinics:
Your Doctor Wexham: Park Hall Clinic, Wexham Park Hall, Wexham Street, Bucks SL3 6NB.
Your Doctor Tring: Health & Wellbeing Centre, Champneys Tring, Chesham Road, Wigginton, Herts, HP23 6HY.
Contact us on 0330 088 2020 to register your interest for your family flu vaccinations, or to find out more about vaccinating your workforce.
What Is Flu?
Flu is an acute viral respiratory infection, which can easily be spread when in close contact with other people - at school, work or simply in everyday public places.
What Are The Symptoms Of Flu?
Symptoms of flu usually include a high temperature of 38c or above, muscle aches and pains, a headache, loss of appetite and exhaustion.
Why Is Flu Vaccination Important?
Vaccination is the most effective way of preventing yourself and others around you from getting flu. Each year the flu strain changes, and a new vaccination is created to protect against the latest predicted strain - so it's important to get vaccinated every year.
Does The Flu Vaccine Give You Flu?
The simple answer is no. The vaccination contains inactivated virus strains, so it can't give you the flu. The vaccine can however take up to two weeks to give full protection, so it is still possible to catch the flu during this period.
How Does The Flu Vaccine Work?
Roughly 7-10 days after having the vaccine, your body produces antibodies that help to protect you against similar viruses that may infect you.
We also offer a wide range of other vaccination services, including some that are not routinely available to all on the NHS, including Meningitis B, Meningitis C, Chickenpox, Shingles & HPV, as well as travel and other adult vaccinations.
Contact us to book your appointment, or to ask about our other services.