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Flu Vaccines are now available

Flu Poster over 65 PfizerWhen to attend to have your flu vaccine:

Weekdays: From 22nd September until 31st October we will be holding daily flu clinics.

Monday – Friday                           09:00 – 12.45

Do you need to come in on a Saturday or Evening clinic?

To make it more convenient for patients, especially those who work or who cannot come during the week, we are holding two Saturday morning clinics and a Tuesday late night clinic. These are walk in clinics.

Tuesday Evening 30th September       18:30 – 19:30
Saturday Morning 4th October           09:00 – 11:45
Saturday Morning 1th November        09:00 – 11:45

There will also be pre bookable appointments outside of these clinic dates and times for patients who wish to book. They are available to book on-line, by calling the practice or face to face via reception.

Who should be vaccinated against flu?

      • All patients over the age of 65.
      • Pregnant Women.
      • All children aged two to four years old (on 1st September 2014)
      • Children aged over six months with a long term health condition.
      • If you care for someone who is elderly or disabled.
      • If you are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact.
      • If you live in a nursing home or other long-stay residential care accommodation.

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In addition to the main at-risk groups of people listed above, you should be immunised if you have been diagnosed with any of the below long term health conditions:

      • Have any on-going (chronic) lung diseases. Examples include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis and severe asthma (needing regular steroid inhalers or tablets). It is also recommended for any child who has previously been admitted to hospital with a chest infection.
      • Have a chronic heart disease. Examples include angina, heart failure or if you have ever had a heart attack.
      • Have a serious kidney disease. Examples include nephrotic syndrome, kidney failure, a kidney transplant.
      • Have a serious liver disease such as cirrhosis.
      • Have diabetes.
      • Have a poor immune system. Examples include if you are receiving chemotherapy or steroid treatment (for more than a month), if you have HIV/AIDS or if you have had your spleen removed.
      • Have certain serious diseases of the nervous system such as multiple sclerosis or have had a stroke in the past.

This list of conditions isn’t definitive. It’s always an issue of clinical judgement. Your GP can assess you individually to take into account your risk of flu exacerbating any underlying illness you may have, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself. The vaccine should always be offered in such cases, even if you are not technically in one of the risk groups above. If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be advised to have a flu vaccine. Speak to your GP about this.