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Seasonal Flu - This year is going to be different again. The World Health Organisation and then the Dept of Health have changed the types of flu we give so there is a different one for Children (nasal spray) 18-64 year olds (Influvac) and 65+ (Fluad)  all have been designed specifically to enhance the uptake for each age group and we have had to book separate Saturdays to ensure right vax given to right age group.  Please check you invites carefully and attend on right day BRINGING YOUR INVITATION for a fast track into nurses. Ring appointments after 11.30 am for advice or info or to change booking.


THANK YOU - to All our patients but especially those who took the time to complete the NHS England Practice feedback forms - we came fourth in the country (out of 7109 eligible practices) with your positive responses on questions on our GPs, reception and general access - we will try to improve where marked down and maintain standards where you were most impressed.  Thank you again from the whole team at Martins Oak


Help and information for local services - Really useful weblinks on our Live Well page (near the bottom on right hand menu) including One You East Sussex links to help stop smoking, move more, drink less, eat well, lose weight


Now available Online - Booking Appointments, order Prescriptions and view your Medical Summary - (See Prescriptions Page for Details)

If you usually have a flu jab and haven't for any reason this year - please ring the appointments line on 01424 772060 to arrange to see a Nurse

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

flu vaccinationsFlu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.   For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

 
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