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Flu Vaccinations

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

Or have a serious long-term health condition, including:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
  • diabetes
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS
  • being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
  • eligible children who are aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2019 – that is, children born between September 1 2015 and August 31 2017
  • Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.
  • Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings.

Our flu clinics are as follows :

Over 65

  • 3rd October PM
  • 8th October PM
  • 9th October  PM
  • 18th October PM
  • 22nd October PM
  • 24th October PM

Under 65

  • 15th  October AM
  • 17th  October AM
  • 23rd October AM

Children clinics  for 2  -3 yr olds coming soon 

  • Hormone replacement therapy and risk of breast cancer  August 2019

A new study has highlighted that the risk of breast cancer may be higher in women who use HRT for longer than 1 yr  and may have an increased risk of breast cancer even after stopping HRT  with the risk  remaining for more than 10 years 

please click on document below for further information .If you wish to discuss your concerns further please ring to book an appointment with your GP

 MHRA patient leaflet

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