DATES OF WALK-IN SESSIONS
We will be holding walk-in clinics for all patients at risk from influenza (as per the list below) on
SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER AND SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER FROM 9AM TO 12NOON.
If you fall into an at-risk group, please DO NOT WAIT FOR A WRITTEN INVITATION, invitations are being sent out in the majority by text message this year. Come along to one of the walk-in clinics.
(Patients NOT in the at risk groups detailed below will NOT be vaccinated and bookable clinics will not be available until later on in October).
National medical policy recommends flu vaccination to everyone age 65 and over, all pregnant women, carers and patients, including children, with certain medical conditions as listed below. Please do attend for your vaccination if you suffer from:
Chronic bronchitis or other chest problems
Some forms of heart disease
Drug treatments that lower immunity
Some progressive nervous system diseases
Severe kidney disease
Stroke and transient ischaemic attacks (TIA)
Severe liver disease
Asthma requiring the use of regular preventative (steroid) inhalers
National policy also recommends vaccination against pneumococcal and shingles for patients in certain age groups. You will be offered these vaccinations in accordance with national guidance.
If you are unsure about your need for vaccination please ring and speak to our Practice Nurses.
HEALTHY CHILDREN AGED 2 AND 3
The nasal spray, which NHS England provides to immunise healthy children aged 2 and 3, will be available from mid October. Parents will receive a text message inviting them to book an appointment with the Practice Nurse for immunisation of their child/ren who fall in this age group.