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Flu Vaccinations

Dated: 23-Aug-19

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 on 31st August 2019 - that is, children born between September 1 2015 and August 31 2017 
  • Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice. 
  • 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 be booked for:
  • Saturday 21st September - over 65's only
  • Saturday 5th October - over 65's only
  • Saturday 19th October - over and under 65's
If you have any queries please contact the surgery. 

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