Winter Flu Vaccination
Patients who are eligible can go to either site to get flu injections. No appointment needed. All people who qualify for a flu injection and have not yet done so should pop into the surgery and ask the receptionist for a flu injection whilst stocks last. We will try to accommodate you in-between patients.
Nasal vaccine for children now available. Please pop into the surgery if your child qualifies for it.
Click here to learn about the flu vaccination Winter 2016/17
The flu injection is important for your health especially for
- people aged 65 or over
- people who have a serious medical condition eg Asthma, COPD, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Diabetes, Kidney problems, Liver disease or Stroke / TIA (mini-Stroke), a neurological condition e.g. MS, cerebral palsy or learning disability, a problem with your spleen
- people who are severely overweight with a body mass index (BMI) over 40
- People who are health or social care workers
- if you are the main carer of an older or disabled person
- a household contact of an immunocompromised person
- pregnant women
- Living in a residential or nursing home
- all two and three years of age (i.e. born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2015)
- All children in reception class and school years 1,2,3,4 i.e. born between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2013
You should NOT have a flu injection if:
- You have had a serious reaction to a flu injection previously (your doctor or nurse will have advised you if this is the case)
- You are allergic to eggs or have a condition that weakens your immune system
- You have a high temperature (postpone it until you are better)
If you are housebound and need somebody to come to your house then please contact the surgery and speak to a receptionist so that we can arrange this for you.
Flu is a highly infectious illness that spreads rapidly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus. If you're at risk of complications from flu, make sure you have your annual flu jab.
Flu symptoms can hit quite suddenly and severely. They usually include fever, chills, headaches and aching muscles. You can often get a cough and sore throat. Because flu is caused by a virus and not bacteria, antibiotics won't treat it.
NB: It is likely to be very busy at the start of each clinic and there are only limited supplies of the injection. Anybody that is deemed not in a high risk group will not be given the injections as we are keen that those most at risk get the injection.
For more information on how to cope with colds and flu, click here
For more information about the Flu injection, please click here