IRVINESTOWN HEALTH CENTRE
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
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 Health 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
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.