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Flu Clinics 2020
Posted on 28 Aug 2020
We will be doing flu vaccinations differently this year, all by appointment only. Please ring reception to book an appointment if you are eligible.
Conditions included are;
- Chronic (Long Term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma and COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- Chronic kidney disease at stage 3,4 or 5
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease
- Learning disability
- Splenic dysfunction or asplenia
- Weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
- Morbidly obese (BMI of 40 and above)
Pregnant women (including women who become pregnant during the flu season
Anyone who expects to share living accommodation with a shielded person on most days over the winter, and therefore for whom close contact is unavoidable are also included this year.
People living in long-stay residential care homes
Those who are receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main Carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the Carer falls ill
50 – 64 Year Olds
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be able to make an appointment earlier.