SEASONAL FLU CLINICS

Click here for the letter for the over 65 flu clinic on the 25th September 2021

Click here for the letter for the over 65 flu clinic on the 2nd October 2021

We hold 'Seasonal Flu Clinics' each year.


We realise that it is sometimes difficult for patients to attend the flu clinics, but it is much easier for us to manage the flu vaccination campaign if patients do attend the clinics rather than making individual appointments.  We will send you an invite via letter or text.

 

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE INFLUENZA VACCINATION, IF:

You have chronic respiratory disease

You have chronic heart disease

You have chronic kidney disease

You have chronic liver disease

You are diabetic

You have a weak immune system/Immunosuppression

You are over 65 years of age or are 65 prior to the following March

You have a history of stroke or TIA or Multiple Sclerosis or a disease of the central nervous system

You are Pregnant.

You have a BMI of 40+

Those who are in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the carer of an older, disabled or Immunosuppressed person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.

Children aged two, three & four years, but not yet five by 1st September.

You are aged 50 to 64

BEFORE YOUR VACCINATION

When you attend for your injection, you must tell the Practice Nurse prior to having your vaccination if you answer 'Yes' to any of the following questions:

  • Have you ever had a reaction to a previous flu vaccination?
  • Are you feeling unwell or do you have a raised temperature?
  • Are you allergic to hens' eggs or antibiotics?
  • Are you trying for a baby, pregnant or breast-feeding?

AFTER YOUR VACCINATION

Most people have no adverse reaction to their flu vaccination

  • A few people get a slight temperature and aching muscles for a couple of days.
  • Your arm may feel a bit sore where it is injected and you may experience some redness and swelling at the site of the injection.
  • Any other reactions are much less common.
  • Tell the Practice Nurse or Doctor immediately if you experience any symptoms that cause you concern
 
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