Flu Clinics 2018

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

You may be invited for a flu jab if you:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

or have a serious long-term health condition, including:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
  • diabetes
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS
  • being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)

Eligible children who are aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2018 – that is, children born between September 1 2014 and August 31 2016.

Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2018. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice. Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings.

Our next clinic is on Saturday 20th October 2018.

Anyone who can prove that they are employed by a registered residential Care/Nursing Home or registered domiciliary care provider and, health and care staff employed by a voluntary managed hospice provider who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza can have a free vaccination here at the surgery.

Child Flu Clinics

These will be held at the surgery on the following dates for all children aged 2 and 3 on August 31st 2018 (that is, children born between September 1st 2014 and August 31st 2016):

  • Saturday 17th November 2018

If you have any queries please contact the surgery.

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