Flu & Pneumococcal Immunisation
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 during September to make an appointment if the above applies to you.
Adult Flu Clinic Dates for 2019
Our adult flu clinics will be held at the Medical Centre on:
Wednesday 9th October, 2-6:30pm, for ANYONE age 65 and over.
Wednesday 23rd October, 2-6:30pm, for ANYONE aged 18-65 AND ANYONE AGED OVER 65 WHO HAS NOT YET BEEN IMMUNISED
(No appointments necessary)
Please make every effort to attend the clinic on your allocated day; there will be limited availability of appointments in normal surgery clinics
We strongly encourage anyone in these groups to be immunised:
- anyone aged 65 and over
- pregnant women
- children and adults with an underlying health condition (including heart or respiratory disease, liver or kidney disease and diabetes) or obesity.
- A carer for an elderly or disabled person
- children and adults with weakened immune systems