The Department of Health recommends annual flu vaccinations for the following patients:
- • All patients aged 65 years and over or will be 65 before 31st March 2018
- • Patients aged 6 months to 64 years in clinical risk groups e.g. patients with diabetes, asthma, impaired immunity, high BMI etc.
- • Pregnant Women
- • All children aged 2 to 8 on 31st August 2017
- • Those in long-stay residential care homes
- • Carers
If you are over 65 or have a long-term medical condition which qualifies you to have a flu injection you will receive a letter with details of our flu clinics held in the Autumn.
This is a very busy time of year for us and we would appreciate it if you could attend the designated flu clinics whenever possible. We do have to order flu injections a year ahead so hope that patients will use our clinics to receive a flu injection.
We realise that it is possible to get flu injections elsewhere but if you do so we may have unused stock at the end of the year. We also need to keep accurate records of who has had a flu injection so having it at our own flu clinics allows us to do this easily.
Our 2017 flu clinics will be held at the following times:
|Location||Date||Start Time||Finish Time|
|Riversdale Surgery, Wylam||Thursday 28th September 2017||9:00am||11:00am|
|Oaklands Medical Centre, Prudhoe||Tuesday 3rd October 2017||2:30pm||4:30pm|
|Heddon WI Hall||Friday 13th October 2017||9:00am||11:00am|
Please can all Children under 16 make an appointment with Nurse Sykes