Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild illness in most people.
It can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition.
For otherwise healthy people flu can be very unpleasant, however most people will recover from flu within a week or two.
Who can have a Flu Vaccine?
- Anyone over 65
- Pregnant women
- Chronic heart disease
- Chronic respiratory disease, severe asthma, COPD, bronchitis
- Chronic renal failure
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease, such as, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone
- Learning disability
- People with weakened immunity due to disease or treatment
- People without a spleen
- Anyone in residential care homes
- Healthcare workers and admin staff – Us!
- Morbidly obese, defined as a BMI 40+
- Children aged 2 and 3 are eligible for the nasal flu vaccine and can have this at the practice.
- Other healthy children up to the age of 9 are to have the nasal flu vaccination at school and will not be eligible to have the vaccine at the practice even if they missed the appointment at school.
- At risk children in all age groups can have the vaccination at the practice, see the chart “Which flu vaccine should children have?” with at risk criteria at the bottom. A reminder will be sent to parents via text message as they will be invited in to attend the Saturday walk in clinics only. Not weekday walk ins
We will be holding the following Seasonal Flu Vaccinations Clinics
Walk-in sessions for Seasonal Flu Vaccinations – In October
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 9.55am – Adults
For the over 65’s and ‘at risk’ groups
Saturday Walk-in Clinic’s for the over 65’s, ‘at risk’ groups & eligible children – between 8-11am on:
- 27 October 2018
- 3 November 2018
- 10 November 2018