The flu is an upper respiratory illness that affects the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu can potentially develop into secondary infections or other serious complications.

The flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:

  • anyone aged 65 and over
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems

Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications such as pneumonia so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them.

How the flu vaccination service works?

The flu vaccination service is an automated booking system for those highlighted as high risk of flu.

Citizens are contacted via SMS, an automated phone call or online. The service books them into a clinic on their preferred date and time.

The list of citizens is extracted from the patient record and once the vaccination is completed, the GP record is updated.

The digital flu vaccination service increases attendances to clinic and removes the administration process of calling patients.

The flu vaccination service is an automated booking system for those highlighted as high risk of flu.