Tag Archives: flu

Urgent plea for vulnerable groups to have flu vaccine

Somerset County Council is urging people with underlying health conditions to take up the free offer of a flu vaccination if they haven’t already. Flu can affect anyone, but for those living with a long-term health condition the effects of catching the flu can make it worse, even if the condition is well managed and […]

Council urges healthcare workers to get FREE flu jab

All health and social care staff are urged to get their flu vaccination now to protect themselves and the most vulnerable people in our communities this winter. Somerset County Council, along with the Clinical Commissioning Group and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, warn that with COVID-19 also circulating in communities this winter, catching flu and Coronavirus […]

Somerset school children set to help fight flu

Somerset County Council is urging all parents and carers of school aged children to return their flu consent form and help children become ‘flu fighters’ this winter. All schools should have issued information about the flu vaccination to parents and carers of eligible children and young people asking them to fill in an online form […]

Somerset school children help fight flu

Somerset primary school children are well on their way to helping fight flu after hundreds of children across the County have now been vaccinated. For the first time, the flu vaccination is being offered to all school children in primary schools, from reception to year 6, and all children in special schools. For most people […]

Trudi Grant and Sparky the dragon get a flu jab on film

Trudi Grant, Somerset Director of Public Health, and ‘Sparky the dragon’ the Somerset County Council mascot had their flu jabs this week. They had their flu jabs on film to show people that it is quick and easy and to remind people that there is still time to get vaccinated. Watch the films here: Trudi […]

For good winter health, get your flu jab

Somerset’s Director of Public Health is reminding parents and people in ‘at risk’ groups that to maintain good health this winter it is not too late to get their free flu vaccine. For most people flu is just a nasty experience, but for some it can lead to illnesses that are more serious, including bronchitis […]

Stay well this winter

People across Somerset are being urged to get the flu jab to protect themselves and others from flu this winter. Flu is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very suddenly. It can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability and even death, especially among at-risk groups. The flu vaccine is free to those in […]

Help yourself and your NHS this winter

Winter is a busy time for the NHS, and Somerset’s Public Health chief is reminding people of the simple things they can do to help make this Christmas a healthy one. Trudi Grant, Somerset’s Director of Public Health, is highlighting some common sense practical steps people can take to minimise the risk to their own […]