Flu & Covid Booster Vaccinations

 

IRVINESTOWN HEALTH CENTRE

FLU VACCINE

&

COVID 19 BOOSTER VACCINATION

 

FLU VACCINATIONS AND COVID BOOSTER CLINICS

Appointment letters are currently being sent out to patients offering both the flu vaccination and the COVID booster.  Patients are advised not to contact the Health Centre with vaccination queries unless they have received their appointment letter.

Flu Vaccines for 2&3 years olds (DOB between 02/07/17- 01/09/19)

Invitation letters will be sent out to invite children to attend for their vaccinations which will be a nasal spray.

 

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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