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Influenza Vaccination


Pre-flu vaccination advice

We are now taking booking for flu influenza vaccinations

Please call our reception to book on 0117 944 0700

Who is eligible for a vaccination against flu?

Eligible patients are those who are:

  • aged 65 and over
  • pregnant women
  • aged two and three (but not aged less than two or aged four or over on 31 August 2017 - i.e. born on or after 1 September 2013 and on or before 31 August 2015)
  • aged 6 months and over in a clinical at risk group (full list below)
  • housebound
  • carers
  • adults seriously overweight, with a BMI of 40 or above
  • in long-stay residential or homes
  • Clinical At Risk Group
    • chronic (long term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, COPD or bronchitis
    • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
    • chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
    • chronic liver disease
    • chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson's, or motor neurone disease or learning disability
    • diabetes
    • splenic dysfunction
    • a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)

The following patients are eligible for a vaccination in school but not in general practice unless in a clinical at risk group:

  • Reception Year (children aged 4-5 years): These children will now be offered flu vaccination in reception class, rather than through general practice
  • School Year 4 (children aged 8-9 years): As part of the phased roll-out of the children's programme, this year children in school year 4 will also be offered the vaccination



 
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