The flu season is here!
Flu Clinics were held in September and October this year, however there are still patients who have not booked their appointments to have their flu vaccination.
If you normally receive a flu vaccination, please ring and book an appointment with reception.
We are immunising all the usual groups, please look at the link below to see whether you are eligible. It is important we immunise the most at risk groups and some years our supply does run out so please only attend if you are in one of these groups.
We will need access to your upper arm so please dress accordingly.
Click here to find out who should have a flu vaccination and why.
You are at increased risk from the effects of flu if you are pregnant or have one of the following conditions:
- a heart problem
- a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis or emphysema
- a kidney disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
- liver disease
- had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
- a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy
- a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
You should consider a flu vaccination if you have any of the conditions above or are:
- aged 65 and over
- aged six months and over to 64 and defined as at-risk in the Green Book
- living in a residential or nursing home
- the main carer of an older or disabled peron
- a household contact of an immuniocompromised peron
- a health or social care worker
- you are pregnant