Sheffield health centre in flu warning

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MEDICS have issued a fresh warning over flu dangers.

Sheffield’s NHS Walk-In Centre, Broad Lane, has launched a campaign to let people know it is not too late to protect themselves.

Flu season begins in November, but runs until March in the UK – and January and February is a common time for people to fall ill.

At-risk patients, including pregnant women, over 60s and those with long-term illnesses such as asthma, heart disease and diabetes are being urged book an appointment with their GP to receive the vaccination against the virus now.

Christian Ellwood, centre operations manager, said: “Flu is a highly infectious and contagious illness that spreads easily through coughs and sneezes.

“Many people believe they need their flu vaccinations in September or October, but with the flu season running until March, it’s not too late for patients who haven’t yet had it to protect themselves.”