FLU prevention from Burford Surgery
Our annual flu vaccination campaign has started – there is still plenty of time for you to be covered for when the flu season starts.
Flu jab sessions dates are Saturday 30th September (this Saturday) at Carterton Health Centre (8.30-11am) and Saturday 7th October at Burford Surgery (8-11am).
Only patients in the eligible at risk groups will be vaccinated in these clinics (see below). If you are unsure if you are eligible then please speak to one of our nurses.
Some of our patients are being offered flu jabs via a pharmacy. This is your choice, but be aware that having your flu jab at the surgery will ensure we have access to your full medical records, and your vaccination will be undertaken by a qualified nurse or doctor.
Flu Clinic Dates 2017
We would like to inform you about the dates for the walk in flu clinics this year.
Carterton Health Centre – Saturday 30th September 8.30-11am
Burford Surgery – Saturday 7th October 2017.8-11am
No appointment is necessary – please turn up at the above times.
The target groups who are advised to have a flu vaccination are those who:
- are 65 years old or over
- are currently pregnant
- have a serious medical condition
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility (not including prisons, young offender institutions or university halls of residence)
- are the registered carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill. (If employed as a carer, you will be offered the flu vaccination through your employer not the surgery)
- Like last year, all 2 and 3 year old children (at this age on 31st August 2017) are also recommended to have a flu vaccination. Children aged 4, 5 and 6 should be offered the vaccination through the school nursing service.
- chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, COPD or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological disease, such as a stroke, TIA or post-polio syndrome
- a weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV, or treatments that suppress the immune system such as chemotherapy