SEASONAL FLU CLINICS
We realise that it is sometimes difficult for patients to attend the flu clinics, but it is much easier for us to manage the flu vaccination campaign if patients do attend the clinics rather than making individual appointments. We publish the flu clinic details in the Stradbroke Monthly, Five Alive, Laxfield Newsletter, Village Voice, Athelington, Horham & Redlingfield News & Cratfield News. If you know of any other publication that you would like us to advertise the details in, then please let us know. The details are also published on this website, and are available from the practice from late August. Unfortunately, we are unable to send out individual letters due to the cost.
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE INFLUENZA VACCINATION, IF:
You have chronic respiratory disease
You have chronic heart disease
You have chronic kidney disease
You have chronic liver disease
You are diabetic
You have a weak immune system/Immunosuppression
You are over 65 years of age or are 65 prior to the 31st March of the following year.
You have a history of stroke or TIA or Multiple Sclerosis or a disease of the central nervous system
You are Pregnant
You have a BMI of 40+
Those who are in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the carer of an older, disabled or Immunosuppressed person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
Children aged two & three years, but not yet four by 1st September of that year
BEFORE YOUR VACCINATION
JiWhen you attend for your injection, you must tell the Practice Nurse prior to having your vaccination if you answer 'Yes' to any of the following questions:
- Have you ever had a reaction to a previous flu vaccination?
- Are you feeling unwell or do you have a raised temperature?
- Are you allergic to hens' eggs or antibiotics?
- Are you trying for a baby, pregnant or breast-feeding?
AFTER YOUR VACCINATION
Most people have no adverse reaction to their flu vaccination
- A few people get a slight temperature and aching muscles for a couple of days.
- Your arm may feel a bit sore where it is injected and you may experience some redness and swelling at the site of the injection.
- Any other reactions are much less common.
- Tell the Practice Nurse or Doctor immediately if you experience any symptoms that cause you concern