Stay well this winter with a free flu jab
30 October 2012
The flu jab is completely free way of protecting you in a matter of minutes.
Elaine Harvey, helpline nurse advisor
A free flu jab is being offered to people with Parkinson's this autumn.
Flu is highly contagious and anyone can catch it. People with
long term health conditions, like Parkinson's, can now stay safe
from flu with a free jab from their GP.
Our helpline nurse advisor, Elaine
"People with Parkinson's who get flu have a bigger risk of
developing serious complications.
"Flu can knock you off your feet and make it harder to look
after the kids or go to work. In serious cases, seasonal flu might
land you in hospital.
"The flu jab is completely free way of protecting you in a
matter of minutes, and it can't give you flu."
The best time to be vaccinated is at the start of the flu
season, by early November – so it's good to book a jab in soon and
get 'flu safe' in time for winter.
The vaccine changes every year to fight the latest strains of
flu, so even if you had a jab last winter you need another one this
year to stay safe.
Contact your GP to arrange a convenient appointment and get your