Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.
Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week.
However, flu can be more severe in patients in at risk groups.
We recommend annual flu vaccination and clinics are now available to book.
YOU QUALIFY FOR A FREE FLU VACCINATION IF YOU ARE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
- Everyone aged 65 and over
- Everyone who has the following medical condition including children and babies over 6 months: a heart problem, a chest complaint or breathing difficulties including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma, kidney disease, lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment) liver disease, stroke or TIA, Diabetes, neurological conditions eg MS, Cerebral palsy or learning disability, problem with spleen including removal or sickle cell disease, BMI of 40 and over.
- Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
- Registered carers
- Household contacts of anyone who is immunocompromised
- All 2 and 3 year olds (born between 1.9.2013 and 31.8.2015) This year all Reception and school years 1,2,3 and 4 throughout England will be offered the flu vaccine in School (ie born between 1.9.2008 and 31.8.2013)
Our popular Saturday clinics are now available to book:
Saturday 16th September (adults only – no children’s vaccine available for this session)
Saturday 7th October
Saturday 4th November
Alternative dates are available if you are unable to attend on Saturdays. Please telephone for details.
Housebound patients – the practice offers a service to patients who are not able to get to the surgery for their vaccination. If you require a nurse to visit you at home, please contact the surgery to arrange this.
All appointments are available on SystmOnline https://systmonline.tpp-uk.com/
Or telephone 01225 759850 to book your appointment. (please telephone after 11.00am)
Additional information about vaccinations:
Influenza - http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/flu-influenza-vaccine.aspx
Shingles - http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/shingles-vaccination.aspx
Pneumonia - http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/pneumococcal-vaccination.aspx