We recommend Flu Vaccination for patient who are
- Over the age of 65 years
- Aged 6 months to under 65 years in certain risk group (e.g. diabetes, COPD including severe asthma, those with heart disease,liver disease, kidney disease, neurological condition, weak immune system)
- Children aged 2 to 4 years on 1st September, 2015 at risk and not at risk
- Pregnant Women (any stage of pregnancy) vaccinations
We have pre bookable flu clinics for children and adult and also adult walk-in clinics. Please contact the surgery or speak to the receptionist to book your pre bookable appointment.
What is shingles?
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster virus) in people who have previously had chickenpox.
It begins with a burning sensation in the skin, followed by a rash of very painful fluid-filled blisters that can then burst and turn into sores before healing. Often an area on just one side of the body is affected, usually the chest but sometimes the head, face and eye.
Who can have the shingles vaccination?
Between September 2014 and September 2015, the shingles vaccine is offered routinely as part of the NHS vaccination programme for people aged 70, 78 or 79. You become eligible for the vaccine on the first day of September 2014 after you've turned 70, 78 or 79 and remains so until the last day of August 2015.
From September 1 2015, the shingles vaccine is offered routinely to people aged 70, 71, 72 or 78. You become eligible for the vaccine on the first day of September 2015 after you've turned 70, 71, 72 or 78 and remain so until the last day of August 2016.
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