Flu & Pneumococcal Immunisation

Please check the NHS Vaccination Schedule for up-to-date advice for babies, children, teenagers, adults and older adults. Vaccinations which are part of the standard NHS vaccination schedule run throughout the year.

For those patients travelling abroad our Practice Nurse Team offer Travel health Assessments. This includes general health advice,vaccine and Malaria Prophylaxis. Private prescription for malaria  and some vaccines incur a charge. Up to date prices can vary considerably and are available upon request.

 

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.