Influenza Vaccinations 2018

Patients eligible for the influenza vaccination will be receiving an invitation in the post soon.

 

Details of the clinics you can attend if you receive an invitation letter are as follows. These are walk in clinics with no need to book an appointment.

 

Saturday 15th September 9.00 – 11.45am 65 years of age and over only
Saturday 22nd September 9.00 – 11.45am From age 18 and over only
Saturday 29th September 9.00 – 11.45am From age 18 and over only
Tuesday 2nd October 5.00 – 7.45pm From age 18 and over only
Saturday 6th October 9.00 – 11.45am From age 18 and over only
Tuesday 9th October 5.00 – 7.45pm From age 18 and over only
Saturday 13th Oct 9.00 – 11.45am From age 18 and over only
Tuesday 16th October 5.00 – 7.45pm Children and adults
Saturday 20th October 9.00 – 11.45am Children and adults
Tuesday 23rd October 5.00 – 7.45pm Children and adults
Saturday 27th October 9.00 – 11.45am Children and adults
Tuesday 30th October 5.00 – 7.45pm Children and adults
  • Flu is a highly infectious, nasty illness that can take months to get over. It spreads rapidly from person to person. It cannot be treated with antibiotics as is caused by a virus and the ‘flu immunisation is the best way to prevent getting ‘flu

 

  • Anyone can get flu, but it can be more dangerous for the elderly, people with certain medical conditions, children and pregnant women. If you are in one of these groups you are more vulnerable to the effects of flu and its complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia and even death.

 

  • You cannot catch flu from the immunisation – it’s safe for everyone to have a flu immunisation (unless you have had a severe allergic reaction requiring hospitalisation to eggs or a previous flu immunisation). The injection or nasal spray (for children) can be given quickly and easily and have virtually no side effects.

 

 

IT MAKES SENSE TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS