Flu Vaccine Penrith
Do you want the flu vaccine in Penrith? We offer full immunisation with our flu (influenza) vaccine.
What is influenza?
This is caused by a common virus that can infect your nose, throat and in other cases, your lungs. The virus does spread easily through coughing, sneezing and close contact to others.
What are the symptoms?
Influenza symptoms include;
- muscle aches.
Please note, these can start suddenly and can even last for a week or more.
If you are elderly, you could possibly experience confusion. Also, children may get irritable, or get an upset stomach.
Influenza may occasionally cause severe complications such as pneumonia and can even have an impact on current conditions which leads to hospitalisation and even death.
Does the common flu shot work?
You may not know that the influenza virus is constantly changing. Therefore, the influenza vaccine changes too. The best to protect yourself from influenza is to get vaccinated every year from our Penrith GP health centre.
As of this year (2020), it’s important for anyone over the age of 6 months to get vaccinated.
Your medical records are important and private, and we maintain a strict policy to keep them that way.
When you register as a patient of our practice, you provide consent for our GPs and authorised practice staff to access and use your personal information so they can provide you with the best possible healthcare. Only authorised staff who need to see your personal information will have access to it. We always maintain the confidentiality of your records at all times and keep them secure.
If we need to use your information for anything else, we will seek additional consent from you to do this.
For more information about our practice please click on our ‘Practice Information’ document to the right of this page.
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