IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FLU VACCINE PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT. WE HAVE FLU CLINICS ON VARIOUS DAYS BETWEEN SEPTEBER TO MARCH.
The seasonal flu vaccine is offered to eligible groups set out below:
All patients aged 65 years and over
Chronic respiratory disease - aged 6 months or older
Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission. Chronic obstructive disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; cronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Children who have previously been admitted to hospital for lower respiratory tract disease.
Chronic heart disease
Congenital heart disease, chronic heart failure, ischaemic heart disease.
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease, chronic kidney failure, kidney transplantation
Chronic liver disease - aged 6 months or older
Cirrhosis, biliary artesia, chronic hepatitis
Chronic neurological disease
Stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA), individuals with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and related or similar conditions, hereditary and degenerative disease of the nervous system or muscles or severe neurological disability.
Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes
Patients undergoing chemotherapy leading to immunosuppression
Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy (first, second or third trimesters)
People living in long stay residential care homes or other long stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection