Flu & Pneumococcal Immunisation
Flu clinics are now available to book for elgible patients.
You are eligible, and able to have the vaccine with us if you are:
An adult 65 or over
A child aged 2 or 3 (children at school will receive the vaccine at school)
A person of any age in an at-risk group. At risk groups include pregnant ladies, people with certain medical conditions, or a frontline health or social care worker. More information on the at risk groups here https://www.nhs.uk/…/vaccinat…/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/…
If you are unsure if you're eligible, please call and ask reception.
The appointments are available to book online, or you can book by calling reception.
The clinics are as follows:
Saturday 21st September - age 18 to 65
Saturday 5th October - age 65 and over
Saturday 19th October - children aged 2-3 or children in an at risk group age 6 months to 17 years.
Please make sure you book in to the right clinic as all these groups have different vaccines.
If appointments are booked when not eligible, or in to the wrong clinic, they will be cancelled. If you are seeing the nurse or GP for a different reason, you may be able to have the vaccine at the same time (as long as we have taken delivery) - please ask during your appointment.
Does Age Affect The Risk Of Flu?
Yes. If you are aged 65 years or over or you are at higher risk.
Who Is At Risk?
- If you are aged 65 years or over or if you are on regular inhaled steroids
- If you have a chronic respiratory disease (including asthma)
- If you have chronic heart disease
- If you have chronic renal disease
- If you are diabetic
- If you have a weak immune system
- If you live in a long-stay residential or nursing home
- If you have a chronic liver disease
- If you are a carer
Do I Need To Be Protected Against Pneumococcal Infection?
Everybody aged 65 and over should now be immunised to help protect them against pneumococcal infection which can cause diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. Please phone the surgery during September to make an appointment if the above applies to you.