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It is with regret that we are informing you that Dr Mercer has decided to resign as a Partner and from Lawn Medical Centre from Easter of this year. We would like to reassure you that you will continue to receive the highest quality of care from our Doctors and Nurses and we hope to have another GP in place by April. We are sure you will want to join us in thanking Dr Mercer for his many years of service, and wish him all the best for the future as he takes time to pursue his other interests

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

flu vaccinationsFlu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.   For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

 
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