Open Flu Clinic Vaccination dates
2018 FLU CLINIC DATES
COLINTON SURGERY (all 12pm to 2pm)
|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).
Fri 5 Oct 1400 – 1700 A- L
Fri 12 Oct 1400 – 1700 M - Z
3. All 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