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

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

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Influenza (Flu)

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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.

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Don't put off getting your Flu Vaccination