Seasonal Influenza Vaccination clinics

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Campaign

Our Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Campaign for Autumn / Winter 2018 is now well underway and, this year, the Surgery is offering different flu vaccines for different age groups, each of which has been nationally determined to offer patients the best protection against seasonal influenza.

To find out if you are eligible to receive a free seasonal flu vaccination this season, please see the list below.

The cohort of patients who are eligible to receive a free flu vaccination this year are as follows:

Patients aged 65 and over (that is to say, those patients born on or before 31st March 1954)

Patients (from the age of 6 months) who have a chronic respiratory disease. [Please note: this includes patients whose asthma requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or who have had previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission.]

Patients (from the age of 6 months) who have chronic heart disease

Patients (from the age of 6 months) who have chronic kidney disease

Patients (from the age of 6 months) who have chronic liver disease

Patients (from the age of 6 months) who have chronic neurological disease

Patients (from the age of 6 months) who have diabetes

Patients (from the age of 6 months) who have immunosuppression due to disease or treatment

Patients (from the age of 6 months) who have asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen

Pregnant women

Patients (aged 16 and over) who are morbidly obese (that is, have a BMI of 40 or more)

Patients living in long-stay residential care homes [Please note: this does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions or university halls of residence.]

Patients who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance or are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if they fall ill

Making a flu vaccination appointment

The Surgery continues to offer eligible patients a range of flu vaccination appointments during the week but the Saturday Flu Clinics for 2018 have now finished.

 

Please contact the Surgery to book your appointment.

Many thanks indeed.

Bennetts End Surgery team