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Flu Vaccincations

ELIGIBILITY

The following groups of patients are eligible to receive the flu vaccination from the Practice:

  • Everyone who will be aged 65 or over by 31st March, 2017
  • All children aged 2 to 5 years old on 1st September 2017 (children in this age range already attending school will be vaccinated at school)
  • Anyone aged 6 months and over with the following conditions:
    • Asthma (you must require regular use of a steroid inhaler or tablets for control, or have had an emergency admission to hospital because of your asthma in the last year)
    • Other chronic respiratory disease (such as COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or cystic fibrosis)
    • Chronic heart disease
    • Severe kidney or liver disease
    • Chronic neurological disease (e.g. Stroke/TIA, MS)
    • Diabetes
    • Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment
    • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen (including sickle-cell anaemia & coeliac disease)
  • Adults with a body mass index >40 kg/m2
  • Women in any stage of pregnancy
  • Or if you are an unpaid carer, or a young carer, for someone who could not manage without your help if you became ill

NASAL SPRAY

We will be holding children’s flu clinics again this year, specifically for the 2 to 5 year olds (not yet at school). Primary school children will receive the vaccine at school with parental consent.

 
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