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We are now booking the flu clinics for Autumn 2018 Call Reception 01444 233450 after 11am

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The Avenue site has an easy to use Blood Pressure machine. No need to book. 

Flu Clinics

The flu jab is the best protection against the virus each autumn.  Healthy people don’t need to be vaccinated; for most people flu is uncomfortable but not serious. 

flujabsYou can get a free flu jab if:

  • you are 65 or over;
  • you are living in an old people’s home or nursing home;
  • you have a long-term (chronic) condition such as a heart problem, asthma, kidney disease, diabetes;
  • you have a lowered immune system due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment;
  • you don’t have a spleen, or if your spleen doesn’t work properly.

If you have a serious allergy to hens’ eggs, you shouldn’t get vaccinated, and it’s not generally advised if you’re pregnant.

If in doubt about whether you should have this or not please ask a member of staff.


Pneumococcal Vaccination

There is a pneumo jab to protect against serious forms of pneumococcal infection. For most it's a one-off vaccination. If you would like more information, contact the surgery.  You can have this vaccination if you have not had it before and:
 

  • you are 65 or over;
  • you have chronic disease of the heart, lungs, liver or kidneys;
  • you have diabetes;
  • you don’t have a spleen, or if your spleen doesn’t work properly;
  • your immune system doesn’t work properly (due to HIV, chemotherapy etc);
  • you have a CSF shunt; or you have a cochlear implant; or
  • you are under 5 years old and have previously had pneumococcal meningitis / bacteraemia;

If in doubt about whether you should have this or not please ask a member of staff.

 
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