Flu & Pneumococcal Immunisation

 

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Please contact reception in late September for information regarding flu clinics.

Flu vaccinations are for patients aged 65 and over, patients at risk including carers. At risk patients include those patients who have one or more of the following; asthma, diabetes, COPD, coronary heart disease, chronic liver or kidney disease, chronic neurological disease, are immune-compromised for various reasons and pregnant women.

Please speak to the receptionists to book an appointment or the practice nurses for advice. Vaccination is available for children in Barnet Schools in reception years 1,2, 3 and 4.

 

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.

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