Having a flu vaccine does not give you flu and it is safe to have a vaccine
Our seasonal flu vaccination programme has began from the beginning of October.
Patients will be able to book an appointment at one of our drop in clinics held on a Saturday or during the week if you are unable to attend on the Saturday.
Below is a list of “at risk groups” included in this year’s programme:
- All patients 65 and over
- All those aged over 6 months and in a clinical risk group :
- Chronic respiratory disease and asthma that requires continuous use of inhaled steroids
- Coronary heart disease
- Chronic renal disease
- Chronic liver disease
- Immunosuppression due to disease of treatment, including patients undergoing chemotherapy, patients who have had a splenectomy, patients treated with or likely to be treated with systemic steroid for more than 1 month at a dose equivalent to Prednisolone at 20mgs or more per day.
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinsons disease
- Motor neurone disease
- Patients living in long stay residential/nursing care homes
- Main carers of elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk, if the carer falls ill
- If you are pregnant
Live Attenuated infulenza vaccine (Nasal spray) for children from 2 years of age to under 18 years of age (mainly for the 2-3 year olds).
Any child over the age of 3 whose parents are requesting they have them done here, should have a very tangible reason why it can not be done at school. If there is a clinical contracindication, please can it be specified when the appointment is booked with the nurse.