Each year the Practice carries out influenza vaccinations to current at-risk groups. Based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation are as follows:
Those of all ages (including children) with:
- Chronic respiratory disease, including asthma
- Chronic heart disease
- Chronic renal disease
- Immunosupression due to disease or treatment
- Diabetes mellitus
- Those aged 65 and over
- children aged 2 and 3 years of age
- those living in long-stay residential and nursing homes or other long stay facilities
- Those who are in receipt of a carer's allowance, or who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person, whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
- Pregnant women
Please call the Practice to make an appointment if you are in one of the at-risk groups.
MMR for non-immune adults
The MMR vaccine can also be given on the NHS to adults who may need it.
- people born between 1970 and 1979, who may have only been vaccinated against measles
- people born from 1980 to 1990, who may not be protected against mumps
Check with your GP if you're not sure whether you have had the MMR vaccine.
If in doubt, go ahead and have it. Even if you have had it before, it won't harm you to have a second, or even third, course of the vaccination.
The NHS is carrying out a vaccination program for 70 - 80 year old patients (precise birth dates apply!). If you are interested, please call the surgery to see whether you are entitled.
A pneumococcal immunisation programme exists for all people aged 65 and over and those at risk between the ages of 2 and 65 years.