Flu clinics have now finished at Stokewood and Old Anchor Surgery. The flu vaccination programme for 2017/18 will commence in September 2017.
Patients in the following groups are eligible for a flu vaccination under the NHS
Patients who will be aged 65 or older at 31.3.14
Type 1 & 2 Diabetics
Asthmatic patients (who have used inhaled or oral steroids within the last 12 months)
Patients who attend our COPD, vascular or respiratory clinics
Patients with compromised immune systems through disease or treatment of disease
Children aged 2,3 and 4 years old
All children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old will be invited for a flu vaccination under the new Department of Health programme this year. The vaccine is a the new nasal spray version. You can find out more about this vaccination by viewing our Flu Vaccination page.
All patients under the age of 18 (if not contra-indicated) will be offered the nasal spray version of the flu vaccination.
Patients with learning disabilities and/or mobility problems will receive an invitation on a quieter day from our main flu vaccination days.
The community nursing team will be vaccinating housebound patients as in previous years.
If you usually have a flu vaccination or are now in any of the groups above, and you have not had an invite sent to you by the end of October, please ring the surgery after 1st November to enquire about your vaccination.