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FLU CLINICS 2019 Posted on 16 Sep 2019

 

Flu Clinics 2019

 

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

 

 

 

 

    • You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

 

    • are 65 years of age or over

 

    • are pregnant

 

    • have certain medical conditions

 

    • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility

 

    • receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main Carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

 

    • or have a serious long-term health condition, including:

 

 

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma

  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure

  • chronic kidney disease

  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis

  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease

  • diabetes

  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed

  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS

  • being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)

 

 

    • Eligible Children who are aged 2 and 3 an 31st August 2018 - that is, children born between September 1 2015 and August 31 2017

 Please note this vaccine will not be available until mid October

    • Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 208. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.

 Please note this vaccine will not be available until mid October

    • Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings.

 

 

 

 

Our Flu Clinics can now be booked.

 

 

Week commencing 16/09/2019

 

 

 

Clinic times

 

 

Mon 09.00am-10.00am 16.30pm-17.00pm

 

Tues 09.00am-10.00am 16.30pm-17.00pm

 

Weds 10.30am-11.30am

 

Thurs 08.30am-09.00am

 

Fri 08.30am-09.00am

 

 

 

If you are unable to come during these times please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the practice nurse.

Commutor appointments available. Please contact the surgery if you reqiure a commutor appointment.