Flu & Pneumococcal Immunisation
FLU CLINICS - NOW BOOKING! PLEASE USE THE NHS APP or PATIENT ACCESS TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT
Does Age Affect The Risk Of Flu?
Yes. If you are aged 50 years or over or you are at higher risk.
Who Is At Risk?
- If you are aged 50 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 or live with someone who is immunocompromised
- If you live in a long-stay residential or nursing home
- If you have a chronic liver disease
- If you are a carer
- If you are a healthcare professional
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.