vaccination

Paramedics urge public to get flu vaccine

Authored by Mary

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging people to get the flu vaccine to protect themselves and others this winter. Flu is a very common and highly infectious disease caused by the influenza virus. It can make people seriously ill - especially older adults, very young children and people with underlying health conditions. SWASFT is encouraging people in the...

Avoid flu – book your child’s vaccination appointment

Authored by Sarah Parker

Amid warnings that new cases of flu could peak over the busy Christmas period, the parents of a nine-year-old boy from Devon who died from the illness in January last year, are calling on parents to vaccinate their children.

The request follows the release of data from Public Health England (PHE), showing that GP consultations across the country for Influenza-like illness have risen...

Plymouth headteacher urges schools to protect against flu after outbreak left pupils in hospital last year

Authored by News Desk

A Plymouth head teacher has urged teachers and parents across the county to do all they can to get pupils vaccinated after a flu outbreak forced her to temporarily close her school last winter.

Dozens of children and staff at Woodlands School in Plymouth, whose pupils have complex physical and sensory difficulties, were taken ill by the highly infectious virus in February 2018....

Public urged to protect themselves against seasonal flu

Authored by JenniferJ

Winter is coming and Plymouth’s Public Health team is urging people to protect themselves and get vaccinated against seasonal flu.

The flu jab is available on the NHS for the following groups:

  • pregnant women
  • people with a serious underlying health problem
  • all adults aged 65 years or older
  • people living in a long-stay residential or
  • ...