The flu vaccination programme for 2017/18 will commence in September 2017. Invites will be sent out during August and September.
Patients in the following groups are eligible for a flu vaccination under the NHS
Patients who will be aged 65 or older at 31.3.14
Type 1 & 2 Diabetics
Asthmatic patients (who have used inhaled or oral steroids within the last 12 months)
Patients who attend our COPD, vascular or respiratory clinics
Patients with compromised immune systems through disease or treatment of disease
Children aged 2,3 and 4 years old, not yet at school.
Children attending school who are eligible for the flu vaccination will be offered this by the school nurses. We are not permitted to administer this vaccination to this group.
All patients under the age of 18 (if not contra-indicated) will be offered the nasal spray version of the flu vaccination.
Patients with learning disabilities, compromised immune systems and/or mobility problems will receive an invitation at a quieter time or day from our main flu vaccination days.
The community nursing team or our own nurse practitioners will be vaccinating housebound patients as in previous years.
If you usually have a flu vaccination or are now in any of the groups above, and you have not had an invite sent to you by the end of September, please ring the surgery after 1st October to enquire about your vaccination. The vaccination programme runs until March 2018.