The flu virus kills, We encourage all our patients over 65 years and those at risk, due to their medical problems, to get protection against the flu each year.
We will be running our flu campaign during September to January each year (please look out for clinic times).
Some patients, regardless of their age, are at increased risk from the effects of flu because they fall into certain risk groups. People in the following groups should be vaccinated every year: Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, emphysema, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, Heart disease, renal failure, undergoing dialysis or have had a kidney transplant, liver disease, weakened immune system and splenectomy. If you are unsure if you fall into an ‘at risk’ group please ask the receptionist who will be able to advise you.
We also offer Pneumococcal vaccination to all those who are eligible for Flu vaccination (this is not a yearly vaccination and, usually, needs only to be given once this needs to be arranged seperately).