Flu can be a very serious illness and the vaccine is highly recommended for patients who are:
- aged 65 years and over
- pregnant women
- pre-school children aged 2 years or more
- primary school children
- aged 6 months or over with heart, lung, kidney, liver, neurological disease, diabetes, impaired immunity
- in receipt of a carer’s allowance or the main carer, or the carer of an elderly or disabled person
This year our Flu Vaccination Clinic is on Saturday 20 October 2018.
Invite letters will be sent to eligible patients during September and October. Primary school children are vaccinated at school.
There is a new flu vaccine for the over 65 age group but stock will be short initially, so please wait for your invitation letter before contacting the surgery to book an appointment. It may be mid November before we have enough vaccine.
For further information about flu, including who should be vaccinated, the signs and symptoms of flu, advice on prevention and how to look after yourself if you get flu, click on the following link: http://fluawareni.info