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Flu Information

Due to Department of Health instructions and the availability of the Flu vaccine, the flu clinics this year are as follows:

Wednesday 26th September 2018                09.00  -  12.00

All patients aged 74 and over

 

Thursday 11th October 2018                          14.00  -  18.30

All 2 & 3 year old children

&

6 months old – under 18

(In at risk group)

 

Thursday 18th October 2018                          14.00  -  18.30

Patients ages 18-64

(In at risk group)

 

Wednesday 31st October 2018                      14.00  -  18.30

Patients ages 18-64

(In at risk group)

 

Thursday 8th November 2018                        14.00  -  18.30

All patients aged 65 and over

Further details of the “At risk” criteria can be found below

In 2018/19, flu vaccinations will be offered under the NHS flu vaccination programme to the following groups:

  • all those aged two and three (but not four years or older) on 31 August 2018 (date of birth on or after 1 September 2014 and on or before 31 August 2016)
  • all children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (date of birth on or after 1 September 2008 and on or before 31 August 2014)
  • all primary school-aged children in former primary school pilot areas
  • people aged from six months to less than 65 years of age with a serious medical condition such as: o chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
  • chronic liver disease
  • chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability
  • diabetes
  • splenic dysfunction or asplenia
  • a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
  • morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)
  • all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
  • people aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2019)
  • people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions, or university halls of residence, those who are in 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.
  • consideration should also be given to the vaccination of household contacts of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation on most days over the winter and, therefore, for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable

The above list above is not exhaustive.

Vaccinations for Children

Child eligibility for flu vaccine



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