Car­ers are urged to get the flu vac­ci­na­tion

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

IF you are a carer of an el­derly or dis­abled per­son it is im­por­tant to think about get­ting a flu jab.

GPs of­fer free NHS flu vac­ci­na­tions to car­ers, but start­ing this au­tumn many com­mu­nity phar­ma­cies are do­ing the same.

Flu can strike at any time and leave you un­able to func­tion for days.

Flu is es­pe­cially bad for car­ers, as with lit­tle time to ar­range al­ter­na­tive care they could be leav­ing a vul­ner­a­ble per­son with­out sup­port. They are also more likely to pass flu on to the per­son they’re car­ing for, who may be par­tic­u­larly at risk from the virus.

If you are a carer and have not had the jab, con­tact your GP or see if your lo­cal phar­macy is of­fer­ing the ser­vice.

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