Flu Vaccinations

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:
  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • or have a serious long-term health condition, including:
    • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma
    • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
    • chronic kidney disease
    • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
    • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
    • diabetes
    • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
    • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS
    • being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
  • If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they will be offered an injected flu vaccine. This is because the nasal spray is not licensed for children under the age of 2.
  • Children aged 2 and 3 will be given the vaccination at their general practice, usually by the practice nurse.
  • Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on 31 August 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.
  • Primary school children aged will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings.

Nasal flu clinics for 2 & 3 year olds– delivery is now confirmed and you can book appointments from 5th November onwards.

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Parkbury House encourage you to attend for your free flu vaccination at the Surgery as opposed to using alternative private providers. Having your flu vaccination at the surgery allows us to keep an accurate record of your vaccination and health information, offer clinical support and ensures we can provide this service year after year. Flu vaccinations are provided by the NHS and a low uptake would affect our ability to provide this and other additional services in future years.

Please support Parkbury House and the future of General Practice in the NHS by having your flu vaccination with your GP Surgery.