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Flu Clinics

Walk-in Flu Clinics for Over 65's only!

Saturday 6th October: 9am to 1pm - Roche Surgery

Saturday 13th October: 9am to 1pm - Roche Surgery

Under 65's in "At Risk" Groups

Appointments will be available to book from the week commencing the 8th October, you will also be offered a vaccination at any already booked Nurse appointment.

At-risk Groups

It is recommended that you have a flu jab if you:

  • are pregnant (see below)
  • have a serious medical condition (see below)
  • are the main Carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

Pregnant Women

It is recommended that all pregnant women should have the flu vaccine, whatever stage of pregnancy they're in.

This is because there is good evidence that pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu.

Studies have shown that the flu vaccine can be safely and effectively given during any trimester of pregnancy. The vaccine does not carry risks for either the mother or baby. In fact, studies have shown that mothers who have had the vaccine while pregnant pass some protection to their babies, which lasts for the first few months of their lives.

People with medical conditions

The flu vaccine is offered free to anyone who is over six months of age and has one of the following medical conditions:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, COPD or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • chronic neurological disease, such as a stroke, TIA or post-polio syndrome
  • diabetes
  • a weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV, or treatments that suppress the immune system such as chemotherapy

If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be able to have a flu vaccine. Speak to your GP about this.

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