Flu Vaccinations

 

IRVINESTOWN HEALTH CENTRE

FLU VACCINE

 

PATIENTS OVER 65 OR WHO HAVE DIABETES, HEART CONDITIONS, ASTHMA, COPD, CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE, CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE, OR PREGNANT ARE ASKED TO ARRANGE AN APOINTMENT DURING THE DATES AND TIMES AS STATED BELOW. APPOINTMENTS CAN BE BOOKED ONLINE.

When booking your appointment you will be given an Entrance (Entrance A,B,C or D) to attend. Please remember this as it will be needed on the day of your appointment to direct you to the correct entrance for your vaccination. To help on the day of your appointment patients are asked to attend wearing a mask, a short sleeved garment and details of the entrance you have been booked for.

PLEASE ATTEND AT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME AND NOT BEFORE.

REMEMBER TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING WHEN ATTENDING

 

THANK YOU

 

THE FLU VACCINE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON

 

Saturday 3th October 2020

from 9.00 am – 1.00pm

 

Wednesday 7th October 2020

from 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm

 

Saturday 10th October 2020

from 9.00 am – 1.00pm

 

Wednesday 14th October 2020

From 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses.  Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Healflujabsth Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • people aged 65 or over,
  • people with a serious medical conditions (COPD, Asthma, Heart Conditions, Chronic Liver Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes) 
  • if you are pregnant
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS 


Resources

For more information on flu immunisation, including background information on the vaccine and how you can get the jab, see Seasonal flu jab.

HPA - Season Flu Guide

RCGP & RPS Joint Statement on Flu Vaccines

Seasonal Flu guide


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.



 
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