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Open Flu Clinic Vaccination dates

2018 FLU CLINIC DATES
COLINTON SURGERY   (all 12pm to 2pm
)

 

 Date     Surname
 Tuesday   9th October  A - H
 Thursday  11th October  I – McM
 Tuesday  16th October  McN - R
 Thursday  18th October  S - Z
 Tuesday  30th October   Catchup Clinic (any surname)


 

These clinics are for:

1.  All patients over 65 years of age on 31/3/19. Patients over 75 will be offered a new vaccine this year, but due to limited supplies this will be delivered in stages. If we run out of stock a further flu clinic will be arranged and advertised on our website.

 2.  Any patient 18 - 65 who is in an at risk clinical group. eg  chronic respiratory, heart, kidney, liver or neurological disease, asplenic/spleen dysfunction; reduced immunity due to disease or treatment; diabetes and asthma (only if on steroid inhalers), with a BMI greater than 40.  Also if pregnant or an unpaid carer. (For specific details of eligibility if required contact the surgery).

 CHILDREN

Fri 5 Oct           1400 – 1700               A- L

Fri 12 Oct         1400 – 1700              M - Z

 3All children between 2 and 5 (born between 2/9/2013 and 1/9/2016) who are not yet at school

 4. Any child 6 months – 2 or 12-18 who is in an at risk clinical group. eg chronic respiratory, heart, kidney, liver or neurological disease, asplenic/spleen dysfunction; reduced immunity due to disease or treatment; diabetes and asthma (only if on steroid inhalers), with a BMI greater than 40, or an unpaid carer.

Note. Where possible please come on your allocated day (see above). If you are unable to attend during your allocated day please attend any of the other dates except for 9 October clinic which is particularly busy. Thank you. Please do not arrive before 1200 and you are likely to be processed quicker if you arrive later. 

 

High risk groups include:

 

Chronic respiratory disease: asthma (but only if on steroid treatment or

if previously hospitalised because of asthma); chronic obstructive pulmonary

disease (COPD); cystic fibrosis; bronchiectasis; children who have previously

been admitted to hospital with a lower respiratory tract disease

 

Chronic heart disease: congenital heart disease, hypertension with

cardiac complications, heart failure, ischaemic heart disease

Chronic kidney disease: kidney transplant, anyone with chronic kidney

disease 3, 4 or 5, nephrotic syndrome, chronic kidney failure

 

Chronic liver disease and Asplenia or Spleen dysfunction

 

Chronic neurological disease: stroke, TIA, severe neurological disability,

hereditary and degenerative disease of the nervous system, cerebral palsy, MS

 

Diabetes: all diabetic patients

 

Immunosuppression: due to disease or treatment, HIV, chemotherapy,

absent spleen, systemic steroids >20mg prednisolone per day.

 

Morbid Obesity. BMI > 40kg/m2

 

Pregnant women: at any stage of pregnancy

 

Unpaid and young carers

More information on the Colinton Surgery website