Influenza (Flu) is a viral illness which is spread by coughs and sneezes. It is most common during the winter months.
Flu is not the same as a cold. It can be more severe and last longer. Symptoms include:
- tiredness and weakness
- aches and pains
Most people will get over flu in about a week but for young children, the elderly and people with certain medical conditions, e.g. asthma and diabetes flu can be very serious.
Are you eligible for a free flu injection?
If you fall into one of the following categories:
- You are over 65
- You are pregnant
- Suffer from a medical condition such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease
- Have a lowered immunity, e.g. cancer, on steroids, had your spleen removed
Then you may be eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination. Please contact your GP for further information.
If you do not qualify for a free NHS flu vaccination you can still get one from your local, specially trained Lindsay & Gilmour Pharmacist.
Contact your nearest Lindsay & Gilmour Flu Clinic for more information:
Milton Road West
West Calder Health Centre
Flu Vaccinations for Businesses
Do you run a business? Are you worried about your staff being off over the winter months with flu? We can help.
Lindsay & Gilmour can offer a discounted, tailored flu vaccination service for you. We can visit your workplace or your employees can drop into one of our branches when it suits them.
Please contact Angela from our Head Office team on 0131 554 1551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further information, get a quote or discuss any individual requirements.