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Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2018/19

If you are eligible for the Flu Vaccine and have not received this year, please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.

You are eligible if you are in a Clinical Risk Group, Pregnant, Over 65, Carer, or Pre School Child (born between 02.07.14 - 01.09.16)

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

Christmas Holiday Closures

The Surgery will be closed Tuesday 25th December & Wednesday 26th December 2018

We will re open on Thursday 27th December at 8.45am for morning open surgery

The Surgery will also be closed on Tuesday 1st January 2019

We will re open on Wednesday 2nd January at 8.45am

If you require a GP when we are closed you can contact the Lagandoc Out of Hours Service on 028 92 602204

Please ensure you order your repeat prescription in good time, to ensure you do not run out of your medicines when the surgery is closed.

 

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.   For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

 
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