Cybertiger - a doctor don't forget - writes:
I have never had a flu-jab and don't intend to start having one now. Like the statin drugs, flu vaccinations are a load of cobblers
Cybertiger - Dr Mark Struthers - works at Flitwick Surgery.
From the front page of the Flitwick Surgery website, Nov 2007:
"Yes, it is that time of year once more. If you believe you fall within one of the categories which require a flu vaccination please read our newsletter and ask at reception."and from the newsletter page;
Priority for flu vaccinations will be given to those patients who need it most i.e.
Everyone aged 65 and over.
Patients who have been diagnosed with chronic respiratory disease, asthma, chronic heart disease, chronic renal disease, chronic liver disease, diabetes, immunosuppression.
Anyone else not included in the list above will only be considered once the priority categories have been vaccinated.
The flu virus is different each year, so last years injection will not protect you this year. You will be asked to sign a consent form when you have your injection and be given leaflets to read beforehand."