Flu Vaccines

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week. 

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are: 

  • are 65 years of age or over 
  • are pregnant 
  • have certain medical conditions 
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • or have a serious long-term health condition, including:
    – chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma
    – chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
    – chronic kidney disease
    – chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
    – chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
    – diabetes
    – problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
    – a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS
    – being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above) 
  • eligible children who are aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2019 – that is, children born between September 1 2015 and August 31 2017 
  • Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice. 
  • Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings. 

We have now booking our Adult flu vaccination clinics.

The dates are:

  • Saturday 21st September 9am – 12pm
  • Thursday 10th September 2pm – 6pm
  • Wednesday 30th October 2pm – 6pm
  • Thursday 14th November 8am – 1pm

These are at Ampthill

We are holding one clinic at Wilstead Chapter House, All Saint’s Church, Church Road, Wilstead on Tuesday 1st October 9.30 – 10.30

All by appointment only. Please book online through our online services or telephone 01525 631390 option 1

If you have any queries please contact the surgery. 

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