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Latest News regarding urgent care in North Tyneside  October 2017.


Freeman Clinics Limited are the provider of walk-in services at Battle Hill Health Centre in Wallsend and will continue to provide these services until September 2018. 


NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group plans to commission a new integrated urgent care service which will operate from 1st October 2018.  Details of this and the engagement exercise can be found on the following link. 


North Tyneside urgent care plans 




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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