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FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME 2018/19

 

The Cottons Medical Centre is a running a flu walk-in clinic on 29 September from 0830 to 1130 for eligible ADULT patients. We will offer a further joint adult and child clinic on 3 November from 0830 - 1130.

In 2018/19, the following are eligible for flu vaccination:

  • all pre-school children aged two to three (DoB 01 September 2014 - 31 August 2016)
  • all children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (in school)
  • those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
  • pregnant women
  • those aged 65 years and over
  • those in long-stay residential care homes
  • carers
  • frontline health and social care workers

We are also able to offer vaccinations during appointments and we will run some booked clinics during the week for eligible patients.We encourage our patients to have their vaccinations administered in surgery for the following reasons:

  •  Your vaccination will be carried out by a fully trained nurse or health care assistant with a lifetime of experience
  • Your vaccination will be recorded in your medical record immediately, minimising the risk of receiving a second injection
  • We are aware of patients with certain allergies who are unable to receive the standard vaccination
  • We are able to vaccinate patients on warfarin medication
  • We are able to offer a chaperone if required
  • All our staff have DBS clearance to deal with vulnerable adults and children
  • We have anaphylactic equipment available in the event of an emergency
  • You would be doing your bit to support NHS primary care services

Full guidance can be found at:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/who-should-have-flu-vaccine.aspx

 

 
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