Flu & Pneumococcal Immunisation
2020 Flu Campaign
We are aiming to do our 2020 flu campaign as efficiently and safely as possible with the new social distancing and infection control policies and we encourage all our patients to attend for their slots to get vaccinated. We are initially vaccinating the 2-3 year olds (week commencing 14th September) then the over 65s (week commencing the 21st September) then our at risk population and then our 50-65 year olds. We will be messaging patients their time slots. In order to help facilitate social distancing please ensure you keep to your allocated time.
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
- If you are pregnant
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 to make an appointment if the above applies to you.