Flu Clinics - BACK IN THE AUTUMN!!
The information below continues to be valid from the start of the new flu season, 1st September 2018.
We urge all patients at risk from influenza and children aged 2 and 3 to book an appointment with the Practice Nurse for their flu vaccination. Stocks of vaccinations are now limited.
(Patients NOT in the at risk groups detailed below will NOT be vaccinated)
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.