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Flu Vaccinations

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • or have a serious long-term health condition, including:
    • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma
    • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
    • chronic kidney disease
    • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
    • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
    • diabetes
    • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
    • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS
    • being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
  • eligible children who are aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2019 – that is, children born between September 1 2015 and August 31 2017
  • Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.
  • Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings.

Flu Clinics

  • Over 65’s – Thursday 26th September – 9am-1pm
    Allocated slots 9-11am or 11-1pm – you will receive a letter invite 2-3 weeks beforehand
    If you are unable to attend this clinic, call the surgery AFTER 26/09/2019 to book in with a nurse.
  • 18 – 64’s – Thursday 17th October – 2pm-6.15pm
    Allocated slots 2-4pm or 4-6.15pm – you will receive a letter invite 2-3 weeks beforehand
    If you are unable to attend this clinic, call the surgery AFTER 17/10/2019 to book in with a nurse.

No appointment time needed – Book in at reception on arrival.

St Oswald’s Patients – Please come to the clinics; we will only visit housebound patients.

If you have any queries please contact the surgery.

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