We are pleased to continue vaccinating our patients against the flu at the surgery. We offer a walk in service to all those who are eligible.
There are 2 ways to get the flu jab from us
1 – Turn up to the surgery between 8.15 to 14.30 pm and we will administer the vaccine there and then. As this will be done between booked patients, there might be a small wait
2 – Call reception and book in an appointment to get your flu jab
3 – We will arrange weekend walk in services soon- will up date you via SMS messages if you eligible for influenza vaccines.
The criteria for eligibility for flu jab can be found below. If you fall into any of these categories, please arrange a jab using the above guide.
Patients eligible for the flu vaccine
You should attend for your flu vaccine if you fall into any of the criteria below:
- are 65 years old or over
- are pregnant
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility ∙ receive acarer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare
- may be at risk if you fall ill
- live with someone on the NHS shielded patient list
- Have certain medical conditions, e.g. Chronic Respiratory diseases, such as asthma (that requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- A learning disability
- Problems with your spleen, e.g. sickle cell or if your spleen has been removed ∙ A weakened immune system due to conditions e.g. HIV and AIDS, or medicines e.g. steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- Being seriously overweight [a BMI of 40 or above]