Winter Flu Vaccinations

FLU CLINICS 2018/19 🤧
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There is a change to the way that Flu Clinics are being provided by the Practice this year. Rather than hold Saturday morning clinics, the decision has been taken to hold special all day clinics on specific days in October and November.
The practice will run an emergency service only on Flu Clinic days, however, the prescription line will be open as normal between 8.30am and 11am.
The first clinic will be held on Monday, 8 October 2018, with appointments commencing at 8.15am and the last one being 5.30pm. Appointments for this clinic will be available to book from 9am on Tuesday, 25 September 2018 by telephone (019755 62253) or in person at Reception.
Another change is that patients will be asked to complete a form on arrival at the Practice so we would request that you arrive 5 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment time to allow for this.
The eligibility criteria for Flu vaccination are:-
 Over 65
 Heart disease
 Lung disease (including asthma or COPD)
 Diabetes
 Kidney disease
 Liver disease
 Previous Stroke
 Degenerative disease
 MS
 Pregnant
 Body Mass Index measurement of 40 and above
 Unpaid Carer (if you are an employed carer – please contact your employer)
 Immunocompromising condition, eg receiving chemotherapy/radiotherapy, on
DMARD drug etc
**Child aged between 2 and 5 (not in school)**
Clinics for children aged between 2 and 5 (not in school) will be held in November as the vaccine is not being delivered to the practice until the end of October.
It is very important that you protect yourself with a ‘flu vaccine, even if you feel hale and hearty, and we ask that you make an appointment to have this done at the Surgery.
It is equally important to let us know if you do not wish to have a ‘flu vaccination and we would be grateful if you inform Reception on (019755) 62253 so that we can record this in your notes.