FLU AND PNEUMOCOCCAL IMMUNISATION
We will be running flu clinics on:
• 28th September (Bobblestock Surgery, 8.30am - 12.30pm) • 5th October (Sarum House, 8.30am - 12.30pm) • 12th October (Quay House Medical Centre, 8.30am - 12.30pm)
• 19th October (Moorfield House Surgery, 8.30am - 12.30pm)
We will be contacting patients to book in to these clinics and we will also have ‘walk in’ appointments available. Please keep checking our Facebook page and website for up to date information or contact the surgery on 01432 272175 to book a flu jab appointment.
Due to a national delay we do not have the child nasal flu vaccination- we will update our patients as soon as we have them.
GP practices can only obtain the children’s flu vaccine (Fluenz Tetra) by ordering it through an NHS run website.Currently no GP practice is able to order the vaccine and we are expecting an update on Friday 19th October. At HMG we are monitoring this website on a daily basis and will order the children's flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available to us. Once we have a confirmed delivery date, and can be sure we will have the vaccine in stock, we will be arranging clinics for children aged 2 and 3, and also those at risk because of a long term health condition, e.g. asthma, to be immunised. We will keep all our patients updated. Help us, help you this winter by having your flu vaccine. Thank you for your patience.
Please be aware that we will only vaccinate children aged 2 and 3 or those with long term conditions. All other primary school children will be immunised at school.
If you think you are eligible for a flu vaccination but are not sure, click here for more information.
Help us, help you this winter by having your flu jab!
Does Age Affect The Risk Of Flu?
Yes. If you are aged 65 years or over or you are at higher risk.
Who Is At Risk?
- If you are aged 65 years or over or if you are on regular inhaled steroids
- If you have a chronic respiratory disease (including asthma)
- If you have chronic heart disease
- If you have chronic renal disease
- If you are diabetic
- If you have a weak immune system
- If you live in a long-stay residential or nursing home
- If you have a chronic liver disease
- If you are a carer
Do I Need To Be Protected Against Pneumococcal Infection?
Everybody aged 65 and over should now be immunised to help protect them against pneumococcal infection which can cause diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. Please phone the surgery during September to make an appointment if the above applies to you.