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Flu Clinics 2018

 

 

Make sure you get your flu jab

 

Each year the World Health Organisation makes recommendations regarding the strains of influenza virus to be included in the forthcoming flu campaign. Therefore in order to benefit from continued protection from flu, annual immunisation is necessary.

 

What has changed?

 

There is a new vaccine called adjuvanted trivalent (Ativ) for all 65s and over. NHS England has recommended that (Ativ) be made available to all those aged 65 and over in 2018/19. This is the most effective vaccine currently available for this group. Our clinics have been arranged to coincide with the government's natiowide phased delivery schedule. Clinic dates are:

 

Monday 8th October         A - LEW (Over 75's)  8.45am - 12.30pm & 1.15pm - 5.30pm

 

Thursday 11th October     A - Fla (18 - 64)   8.45am - 12.30pm

 

Monday 15th October       Fle - Z (18 - 64)   8.45am -12.30pm & 1.15pm - 5.30pm

 

Monday 29th October       Ley - Z (Over 75's) 8.45am - 12.30pm & 1.15pm - 5.30pm

 

Monday 19th November   All (65's - 74's) 8.45am - 12.30pm & 1.15am - 5.30pm

 

Monday 26th November Catch up clinic for everybody 8.45am - 12.30pm & 1.45pm - 4.30pm

 

Who is entitled?


All patients registered with the practice who are 65 years of age or over (including thoses becoming age 65 years by 31st March 2019)

 

Anyone registered with the practice who is 6 months old and under 65 years old with any of the following conditions:

 

All those aged 65 and over

All pregnant woman (including those woman who become pregnatc during the flu season)

All those aged two, three and four years

All patients who are aged 6 months or over who are in one of the following risk groups:

 

Chronic respiratory disease and Asthma: Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steriods or which previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Children who have previously been admitted to hosiptal for lower respiratory tract disease.

 

Chronic heart disease: Congential heart disease, hypertension with cardica complications, chronic heart failure, individuals requiring regular medication and/or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease.

 

Chronic kidney disease: Chronic kidney disease at stage 3,4 or 5, chronic kidney failure, nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplantation.

 

Chronic liver disease: Cirrhosis, biliary, artesia, chronic hepatitis

 

Chronic neurological disease: e.g. Stroke, Transient Ischaemic attack (TIA), Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's, Huntingdon's

 

Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypolglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes.

 

Immunosuppression: If you are receiving chemotheraphu or steriod treatments, habe no spleen, or if you have HIV/AIDS, your immune system is aready weakened.

 

Asplenia: Splenic dysfunction, homozygous sickle cell disease and coeliac syndrome that may lead to spnenic dysfunction.

 

Morbidly obese: If you have BMI of 40 or above (adults 16 )

 

Those living in long stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection (this does not include people employed by care homes, prisions, young offender institutions, university halls or residence)

 

Those who are in receipt of carer's allowance, or those who are the main carer for an elderly or disables person whose welfare may be at risk of the carer falls ill or poultry workers. (NOT for professional health and social care workers who should be vaccinated by their employer).

 

As well as offering influenza vaccine to patients in the clinical risk groups, GP;s will take into account the risk of influenza infection exacerbating any other underlying disease that a patient may have. GP's will consider on a individual basis the clinical needs of their patients including individuals with: multiple sclerosis and related conditions hereditary and degenerative diseases of the central nervous system.

 


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