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Get the vaccine

The flu vaccine is the best available protection against the flu virus. It's very safe, only takes a few minutes and will last around a year.

Flu's more than a bad cold and can make people very unwell. It's highly infectious with symptoms that come on quickly and can hit anyone. In the most serious cases, flu can bring on pneumonia, or other serious infections which can, in extreme cases, result in death.

The vaccine's offered each winter flu season, which lasts from October to March.


Featured Resources


Flu - Healthcare workers

This information leaflet explains why immunising health care workers helps to reduce the spread of flu in health care premises.

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Flu - 65+

This leaflet is targeted at people over 65 who may be at risk of flu. The leaflet explains the reasons for immunisation, about the vaccine and where to get the vaccine.

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Flu - Pregnancy

Information on the flu vaccination for pregnant women and the importance of protecting you and your baby.

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Flu - 5-11 years

This leaflet is targeted at parents and carers of children aged between 5-11 years.

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Flu - 2-5 years

This leaflet is targeted at parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years.


More about L1041

What's New

We are at present updating our subject areas within the HPAC catalogue. You may notice that the drop down box has in some instances double subject areas. Some of the resources may also have been moved to another subject area. Until we have moved all of our resources into their designated area please search using both subject headings. If you have any problems finding a resource please give us a call.

We are also updating all of our images within the HPAC catalogue to ensure a better browsing experience for you, this may take some time but please feel free to visit and view the models, games and resource packs.


The law around data privacy has changed and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018

If you have previously registered with our Health Information and Resource Service (HIRS) we hold your name and contact information to enable us to send you the resources you have requested, to be able to confirm your registration, to confirm your order placement, to contact you when your items are due back and to send any relevant information about our service including our regular newsletter.

We will never share your details with any third party.

Please let us know if you want us to remove your details.

Afton House Resources Library is open from 09:00 until 17:00 Monday to Friday, no appointment necessary. Come and visit to see the selection of health information resources available to borrow free of charge.