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Flu & Pneumococcal Immunisation
Flu Clinics 2021 - 2022
Please contact the surgery in order to book your flu vaccination. Eligibilty criteria is listed below.
Who is eligible for a flu jab?
In 2021-2022, the NHS flu vaccination programme includes:
- Children aged two and three years old on 31 August 2021
- Aged 50 years and older
- If you received a shielding letter or live with someone who did
- At risk groups with longterm health problems
- Chronic chest disease eg: COPD/asthma
- Chronic heart/liver/kidney disease
- Those with weakened immune systems eg: cancer treatment
- Morbidly obese adults (BMI >40)
- Pregnant women
- Care home residents
Does Age Affect The Risk Of Flu?
Yes. If you are aged 65 years or over or you are at higher risk.
Who Is At Risk?
- If you are aged 65 years or over or if you are on regular inhaled steroids
- If you have a chronic respiratory disease (including asthma)
- If you have chronic heart disease
- If you have chronic renal disease
- If you are diabetic
- If you have a weak immune system
- If you live in a long-stay residential or nursing home
- If you have a chronic liver disease
- If you are a carer
Do I Need To Be Protected Against Pneumococcal Infection?
Everybody aged 65 and over should now be immunised to help protect them against pneumococcal infection which can cause diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis.
Please phone the surgery to make an appointment if the above applies to you.
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