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Flu Clinics 2019

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 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 2016 and August 31 2017.

Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be offered their vaccination in school.

Our Flu Clinics can now be booked.

FLU CLINIC DATES

27th November 2019 – Adults (18 years and over) only

9th December 2019 – Adults (18 years and over) only

2nd December 2019 – Children (under 18’s) only

If you have any queries please contact the surgery.

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