Flu Season 2017/2018
We have arranged to hold our Flu Clinics on:
- Saturday 7th October 2017
- Saturday 14th October 2017
- Saturday 21st October 2017
The Clinics will be held from 9am to 12noon.
You will be able to book an appointment or just walk in on the day.
In 2017/18 the following people will be eligible for a Flu vaccine:-
Those aged 65 years and over
Those aged six months to under 65 in clinical risk groups
* Chest or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis or emphysema
* Heart problem,
* Kidney Disease
* Liver Disease
* Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment
* Stroke or TIA (transient ischaemic attack)
Those in long-stay residential care homes
Carers - follow the link to let us know that you are a Carer
Complete this Carers form online
Children's Flu Clinics
Children in the Clinical Risk Groups
This year more children will be offered flu vaccination in schools. However, we would advise that if a child has asthma, heart disease, diabetes or any of the other conditions that warrant a flu vaccination for personal medical reasons, they should have the vaccination done at the surgery.
Children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old
This year vaccination is available to all those aged two, three and four years old (but not five years or older).
Children will receive the vaccination in the form of a nasal spray and not an injection.
The vaccine is absorbed very quickly, so even if a child gets a runny rose or sneezes immediately after the spray, it is still likely to be effective.
Click here for a copy of the leaflet "Protecting Your Child Against Flu"
Please book an appointment for children
Click here to find out who should have the flu jab and why - Includes information for children and pregnant women.
Click here for more information about Flu - symptoms, treatment, vaccines etc