Flu Vaccinations

This year we will not be sending out letters to people who require an influenza vaccination. If you fall into one of the at risk groups below please contact the surgery from the 10th of August onwards and we will arrange an appointment for you.

At Risk Groups

Everyone  65 and over.

Anyone aged 6 months and over who fall into one of the following clinical at risk groups:

  • Chronic respiratory disease including:Asthma(requiring continued or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids), children who have been admitted to hospital for lower respiratory tract disease.

Chronic heart disease including:

  • Congenital heart disease, ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, hypertension with cardiac complications.

Chronic renal disease including:

  • Chronic renal failure, nephrotic syndrome and renal transplant.

Chronic liver disease including:

  • Cirrhosis, biliary atresia, chronic hepatitis.

Chronic neurological disease including:

  • Stroke and transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs)
  • Diabetes- all types.

Immunosuppression including:

  • Patients undergoing chemotherapy, asplenia or splenic dysfunction, HIV infection.
  • All pregnant women.