Immunisation 2

Children’s immunisations

Please make an appointment for the weekly clinic.

School Leavers Booster Vaccination

This is normally given at school but if this is missed for any reason then please let us know and our practice nurses should be able to arrange for it to be given at the surgery.

Travel abroad

Our nurses will be happy to discuss your vaccination requirements and arrange a schedule for your vaccinations. You should let us know at least 6 weeks prior to your departure so that we have sufficient time to arrange your schedule as in many cases multiple doses are required.There is a questionnaire that we will ask you to complete before any discusions can take place. If you are travelling'off the beaten track' or to an area with complex vaccination requirments, we may recommend that you seek guidance from a specialist travel clinic. In these cases we will let you know when we receive the completed questionnaire.

You should be aware that not all travel vaccinations are available free on the NHS. Our nurses will discuss any costs with you when agreeing your schedule. A leaflet giving details of our current charges is available from reception.

Flu vaccinations 2020

In order to maintain social distancing, Flu jabs are strictly by appointment only this year. Please wear a face covering when attending the Surgery.

You should have a FREE NHS flu vaccine if you are:

  • Age 65 or over
  • Pregnant
  • Living in a residential or Nursing Home
  • the main carer of an older or disabled person
  • a household contact of an immunocompromised person
  • a frontline health or social care worker
  • 50-64 years old without a chronic condition (these patients will be invited November/December depending on delivery of the vaccines) 

Or have a long term condition such as:

  • a heart problem
  • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or asthma
  • a kidney disease
  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
  • liver disease
  • had a stroke or a transient attach (TIA)
  • diabetes
  • a neurological condition, eg multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or learning disability
  • a problem with your spleen, eg sickle cell disease or you have had your spleen removed
  • are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)

This list of conditions isn't definitive.  It is always an issue of clinical judgement.  Your GP can assess you to take into account the risk of flu making any underlying illness you may have worse, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself.

CHILDREN

If you have a child over 6 months of age who has one of the conditions listed above they should have a flu vaccination. 

The children being offered the vaccine this year, are:

  • all 2 and 3 years of age
  • all children in reception class and school years 1,2,3,4,& 5

Children aged two and three years will be given the vaccination at their general practice usually by the practice nurse. Nearly all eligible children in reception year and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 throughout England will be offered the flu vaccine in school. For most children, the vaccine will be given as a spray in each nostril. This is a very quick and painless procedure.

 

 
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