Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Appointments will be available from September for patients in the eligible groups, listed below, so please telephone your branch surgery to arrange a suitable appointment nearer that time.
- All those aged 65 years and over
- Pregnant women
- All those aged 6 months or older in an at risk group
- Chronic Heart Disease
- Chronic Lung Disease, including asthma on regular inhaled steroids
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chronic Liver Disease
- Chronic Neurological Disease
- Stroke and TIA
- Immunosuppression due to disease or medication
- Main carers for elderly or disabled persons
If you are a frontline healthcare worker you should seriously consider being vaccinated. Your employer should arrange this for you.
GOOD REASONS TO HAVE A FLU VACCINATION
- For yourself
- For your family
- For your friends and colleagues
Patients often ask “Will the flu vaccine make me ill?”
The flu vaccine doesn’t cause flu as it doesn’t contain live viruses. However, you may experience side effects after having the vaccination, such as a temperature and aching muscles for a couple of days afterwards. Your arm may feel sore at the site where you were injected. More severe reactions are very rare.
FLU VACCINATIONS 2017 – CLINICS START MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2017
Are you 65 or over, have a BMI over 40 or in an ‘at risk’ group?? Please contact your usual surgery to book an appointment for your flu vaccination or to check eligibiity with one of our receptionists.