The Nurses provide vaccinations for patients for:
* Vitamin B12 and others.
Please be aware that Hepatitis B injections advised as necessary for your occupation are not able to be dealt with at the practice but should be delivered via an occupational health doctor.Pneumoccocal Vaccination
Will people under 65 also be offered the vaccine?
People of any age who are at a higher risk from infection, such as those with other illnesses and medical conditions, are already recommended to be vaccinated against pneumococcal disease.
These include people with:
* No spleen or severe dysfunction of the spleen, including homozygous sickle cell disease and coeliac syndrome
* Chronic renal disease or nephrotic syndrome
* Chronic heart disease
* Chronic lung disease
* Chronic liver disease including cirrhosis
* Diabetes mellitus
* Immunodeficiency or immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
* HIV infection at all stages.
* Cochlear implants
If you think this applies to you and you have not received an invitation to have the vaccine please speak to our Practice Administrator, Sally Pike on 01604 876311.
If you would like to discuss the vaccination further before receiving it then please make a routine appointment to see the practice nurse or telephone them on 01604 709426.
If you are housebound and cannot get to the surgery then please tell us and Sally will arrange for the district nurse to call and give you the vaccination at home.
Patients over 65 and those in the “at risk” categories listed below will be offered the vaccination first.
The vaccine is available in October if you are:
* Over 65
* Are in a residential home
* A carer
* Have some chronic conditions, e.g. asthma, diabetes, heart disease, renal disease
* Have a lowered immune system owing to treatment e.g. steroids or cancer.
Other patients who would like the vaccination can request it via reception and will be immunised if stocks allow after dealing with priority patients.
Children of school Year 7 age in secondary schools (those aged 11 on 31 Aug 2020)
50 – 64 year old age group (from Nov – Dec 2020)
Flu Vaccinations – Additional Information
Flu is a highly infectious illness, which spreads very rapidly by coughs and sneezes from people who are already carrying the virus, and may lead to more serious illnesses like bronchitis and pneumonia. That’s why it pays to get your flu jab in the autumn. It only takes a 5 minute appointment. It’s free and, and it’s really effective against the latest strains of viruses.
You are not suitable for the vaccination if:
If you have a serious allergy to hens’ eggs. Nor if you are pregnant. If in doubt, ask your doctor.
Arranging the vaccination
If you think you need a flu vaccination then please make an appointment via Reception from Mid-September until December. For those patients who are housebound we can arrange a home visit by the community nurses. Please telephone Sally, the Practice Administrator to organise this.
Some points to remember
The Flu vaccine protects against some of the latest strains of influenza, not the common cold. Influenza is not the same as the common cold, which tends to be a much milder disease. Influenza can be life threatening at worst and at best puts you to bed.