SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION
Your GP recommends that you should have a flu jab
- If you are aged 65 and over
- If you are pregnant
- If you are the main carer to a relative or friend
- If you have had pneumonia in the past
- If you have a learning disability
- If you have a BMI > 40
- Or if you have had or are receiving treatment for:
- Other lung diseases
- Heart diseases
- Kidney disease or liver disease
- Lowered immunity
- A neurological condition
If anything in the above list applies to you please call a member of our reception team on 01273 492255 and they will book you into the first available slot for your Flu Jab.
FLU NASAL SPRAY IMMUNISATION FOR CHILDREN AGED 2 & 3
This vaccination programme is to protect healthy children aged 2 and 3 against Flu.
Influenza can be an unpleasant illness in children, with symptoms such as fever, sore throat, dry cough and aching muscles lasting several days. Some children need to go to the hospital for treatment, and it can lead to complications such as bronchitis, pneumonia and a painful ear condition. An invitation will be by letter and appointments can be booked with the Practice Nurse.
SHINGLES IMMUNISATIONS for all patients aged 70 - 75 and 78, 79 years of age
An invitation will be by letter and appointments can be booked with the Practice Nurse
For all patients aged 65 and over and any patients who suffer from diseases of the lung, heart, liver, kidney, have diabetes, are immunosuppressed or have a cochlear implant.
Invasive pneumococcal disease (pneumonia) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially among the very young and elderly population. This is a one-off single injection given subcutaneously or intramuscularly into the arm.