Heath Hayes: 01543 278 461  Chase Medical: 01543 577 972  Out of Hours: 111

Heath Hayes Health Centre
Gorsemoor Road, Heath Hayes, Cannock, WS12 3TG
Chase Medical Practice
65 Church Street, Cannock, WS11 1DS

Influenza (Flu)

Top of Page

What is Flu?

Flu, short for influenza, is an infectious and common viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.

It's not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses. Symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.

You can catch flu all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as "seasonal flu".

For more information see Influenza on the NHS website.

Top of Page

Don't put off getting your Flu Vaccination