We will be holding a series of drop-in flu clinics (no appointment needed) for eligible patients. Patients can drop- in during these times.
- Patients ages 18- 64(who are eligible- see below for details)- See Flu clinic dates below
- Patients who are over 65- we do not currently have vaccines available- is expected to be delivered to us from middle of October - patients will be notified as soon as this is in stock. Please bear with us, there have been problems nationally with stock and delivery for some GP Practices.
- Children age 2-3(with DOB 01.09.14 – 31.08.16) will be vaccinated with nasal flu- See child flu clinic dates below
Flu clinic dates- ages 18- 64
Thursday 11th October- 08.30am - 10.30am
Friday 12th October - 11.00am - 13.00pm
Monday 15th October - 16.30pm - 18.00pm
Thursday 18th October - 8.40am - 10.20am
Tuesday 23rd October - 12.00pm - 14.00pm
Friday 26th October- 11.00am - 13.00pm
Wednesday 31st October - 13.30pm - 15.30pm
Thursday 1st November - 08.30am - 10.30am
Nasal Flu Clinics - children born between 01/09/14 and 31/08/16, clinics as per below:-
Wednesday, 10th October - 09:30am - 11:30am
Please contact reception to book, if these dates/times are not suitable we can make you an alternative booking.
NHS England issued advice earlier this year that two vaccinations should be offered for adults- the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine for age group 65 and over and the quadrivalent vaccine for ages 18- under 65 at risk. With nasal flu vaccine for children ages 2-3.
People who should have the flu vaccine
You should have the flu vaccine if you:
- Are 65 years of age or over
- Are pregnant
- Have certain medical conditions
- Are living in 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
Flu vaccine for people with medical conditions including:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis (MS)
- 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, or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
This list of conditions isn't definitive. It's always an issue of clinical judgement.
Published: 2 months ago