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Click here for latest information for flu programme for healthy 50-64 year olds, we are awaiting information on how we can order the vaccines. We will update this information as soon as we know more.

** FLU CLINICS 2020 *** We have now written to all patients that are eligible for the flu vaccination (those patients aged over 65 as at the 31/3/2021 and all those patients under 65 who have a medical condition who puts them at greater risk. If you are over 65 or under 65 in an at risk category or are a family member of  those patients asked to shield and would like to book a flu jab please contact us urgently. We have also contacted parents/guardians of children that are eligible. 

** We have installed a new phone system to make it easier for patients to contact us **

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Seasonal Flu Clinics

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.  

Over 65 Flu Clinic of the 3rd October 2020 - Click here for the letter

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


 
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