It’s that time of year again. If you are in an at risk group for influenza, it is recommended that you have a flu vaccination every year, not just as a one off.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are a child aged 2,3 or 4
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions (Chronic respiratory disease, liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, neurological conditions, impaired immunity)
- 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
- are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact or a social care worker (see below)
This year we are holding two Saturday clinics in October specifically for flu vaccinations. You will still be able to have a flu jab in the standard appointments if that is more convenient for you.
The Saturday clinics are:
Saturday 4th October, 08.30-1pm, Ropewalks General Practice
Saturday 11th October, 0830-1pm, Brownlow General Practice.
Please book ahead for these clinics.
For more information about the flu jab, click here.