Flu Vaccinations 2018

If you have missed one of our Flu Vaccination Clinics then please telephone the surgery to book an appointment on 01803 874455

 

Eligibility: 

The flu vaccination is available for all registered patients aged 65 + or under the age of 65 with one of more of the following health conditions: Respiratory (Asthma and COPD), a Heart condition, Renal (kidney) & Liver condition, Diabetes. Also included in the eligible categories are pregnant ladies, patients with a BMI over 40 and patients who have had suffered a stroke. The programme has been extended this year to include patients who work in a Health and Social Care setting. By this you need to be employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider and have direct contact with patients/clients in a clinical at risk group or over the age of 65years.

Support your GP Surgery and get vaccinated by your Practice Team:

 

 

If you are registered and eligible for the flu vaccination please can we make a plea that you support your local surgery and get vaccinated at Kingskerswell & Ipplepen practice.

Adjuvanted Trivalent Vaccine for patients over the age of 65 years.  Please see link to  Public Health England website if you have any questions about the type of flu vaccine that is being offered this year and why you may have to wait to be given this.

http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flu-vaccination-for-people-aged-65-and-older

This year it is recommended that all patients aged 65 years and over are vaccinated with the adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (known as the JCVI) have advised that the use of the adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine should be a priority for those aged 65 years and over, given that flu vaccines that are not adjuvanted have showed reduced significant effectiveness in this age group over recent seasons. The adjuvanted trivalent vaccine is therefore currently considered to be the best vaccine for this group.

An adjuvanted vaccine is where a component has been added to the vaccine to provide a higher amount of antibodies therefore longer lasting protection against flu for the patient.

The Quadrivalent Vaccine aged 18 years – 64 years

The quadrivalent flu vaccine is being offered to all patients aged 18 years – 64 years and to children in the clinical at risk groups aged 6 months to 2 years.

Children’s Flu:

Children under the age of 2 years who are in a clinical at risk group will be vaccinated at the practice with a quadrivalent vaccine. All children aged 2 – 3years (Born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2016) will be vaccinated at the practice with a Nasal Spray vaccine. Children aged 4 – 9 years (born between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2014) will be vaccinated at their Primary School. Please make direct contact with your child’s school if you require further information, the school should also make contact regarding gaining consent prior to administering the vaccine.  Children aged 10 years to 18 years will only be vaccinated if they fall into one of the clinical at risk groups. Vaccination of this age cohort will be carried out by the practice.

 Many thanks for your ongoing co-operation and support.