Flu immunisation is recommended for patients age 65 and over.
It is also recommended for patients under the age of 65 with any of the following conditions:- heart, stroke, respiratory, liver and kidney disease; diabetes;and those whose immune systems are suppressed due to illness or treatments.
Our flu immunisation clinic takes place annually in October/November. Please try and attend the designated clinic as this helps keep weekday appointments available for usual clinical work.
Pneumococcal immunisation helps protect against an organism called pneumococcus, an organism which causes pneumonia. It is recommended to the same patients for whom the flu immunisation is recommended (please see above). Whereas the flu immunisation needs done annually the pneumococcal immunisation provides lifelong protection for the majority of patients. There are a few patients (eg those with an absent or poorly functioning spleen) who should get this immunisation 5 yearly. This immunisation can be given at the flu clinic but can also be given throughout the year. If you are eligible and want this immunisation please make an appointment.
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Immunisation
There is a planned rollout of this immunisation over the next few years.
Currently the following patients are eligible:
- 70 year olds (born between 2 September 1944 and 1 September 1945 - both dates inclusive)
- 78 year olds (born between 2 September 1936 and 1 September 1937 - both dates inclusive)
If you are eligible and wish immunised please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.