In response to patient feedback we are running the clinics slightly differently this year, and are asking patients to ring or pop by the surgery to book a slot within a 15minute time frame, enabling us to try and improve efficiency & reduce waiting times.
We apologise for the necessity of separate clinics, this is due to the manufacturers delay of vaccine deliveries, which is entirely out of our control and we apologies for any inconvenience caused
Also in response to patient requests we have added an evening flu clinic on:
- Wednesday 23rd October at the SIMPSON CENTRE 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Please ring to make an appointment.
Separate clinics for the young children aged 2-3 years will be published shortly, once we are able to order in the nasal flu vaccines.
All primary school children from reception class to year 6 (age 4-10y) will be offered the nasal vaccine through their school.
Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus.
The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains.
You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
We offer ‘at risk’ groups the flu vaccine at a certain time each year to protect you against the flu virus.
- over 65 years of age
- or have:
- a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
- serious kidney/liver disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
- if you have ever had a stroke
- those in long-stay residential care homes
To check if you qualify for a free NHS Flu vaccine see:
Flu and the Flu Vaccine
– NHS Choices