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Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2018/19

This year we are holding a FLU OPEN DAY on Saturday 20th October 2018 for all patients UNDER 65 in a Clinical Risk Group, Pregnant Women or Pre School Children (born between 02.07.14 - 01.09.16)

If you are eligible to receive the vaccine you can attend between 9am - 12noon or 12.30pm - 2pm

Clinical Risk Groups are as follows;

  • Chronic Respiratory Disease (eg COPD, Asthma that requires the use of inhalers)
  • Chronic Heart Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Chronic Neurological Disease (eg Stroke)
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression
  • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen

This Flu Season the Public Health Agency have recommended different vaccines for those aged 65+ compared to those aged under 65.

Supply of this vaccine however is limited and supply to surgeries will be staggered over the coming months.

Due to these delivery restrictions Public Health Agency have stated that those aged 75+ should be prioritised to receive this vaccine first as supply allows.

The 65-74 age group will be invited when further flu vaccines become available.

This should be before the end of November.

Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

Travel vaccinations are outside the normal GP provision under the GMS contract.  We do not run a Travel clinic and must refer to the local Travel Clinics. 

As these can need to be given over a specific timeframe, we advise patients to contact the travel clinics for advice as soon as they've booked their holiday.

The clinic will advise on which vaccines are available on the NHS, and which must be paid for.

Please contact the  Travel Clinic details below.

Boots, Sprucefield - tel 028 9262 7958


Level 2, Lisburn Health Centre  Tel - 028 9250 1281



After seeing the travel clinic, they should give you written note of any vaccinations you need to get from us, and/or specific antimalarials recommended for you - as such, if several members of a family are going, they will need to bring individual recommendations from the Travel clinic.

Please note, due to the risk of giving the wrong vaccine, we will not give any vaccines unless you come with clear, written instructions of the vaccines needed.

 


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)


 
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