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Flu & Pneumococcal Immunisation
Flu Clinics 2020 - 2021
As we head into the winter season, it is important to have your flu vaccination early to protect you from the flu and reduce your risk of catching flu and covid-19 at the same time.
We are running a flu clinic for the patients of Bron Y Garn Surgery on Saturday 28 November 9am-1pm. You can book your space online via My Health Online https://bit.ly/2UwbrlJ or by calling the surgery on 01656 754200.
When you arrive at ‘Flu Clinic’ everything will be clearly signposted and socially distanced with staff available on hand to direct you through our one way system.
Please do not turn up more than 5 minutes before your appointment time. This will allow a safe continuous flow of patients through the practice with minimal wait time. Remember to wear a face covering to your appointment.
Who is eligible for a flu jab?
In 2020-20201 the NHS flu vaccination programme includes:
- Children aged two and three years old on 31 August 2020
- Aged 50 years and older
- If you received a shielding letter or live with someone who did
- At risk groups with longterm health problems
- Chronic chest disease eg: COPD/asthma
- Chronic heart/liver/kidney disease
- Those with weakened immune systems eg: cancer treatment
- Morbidly obese adults (BMI >40)
- Pregnant women
- Care home residents
If you need more information on the flu vaccine please see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
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
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 during September to make an appointment if the above applies to you.