By Haddenham Webteam - 12th September 2019 7:30am
Haddenham Medical Centre will be offering Flu jabs as usual this Autumn, with its main clinic being held on Saturday 19th October 2019.
Flu clinics will also be bookable online.
Other clinics at the Medical Centre will be held at various times to offer a variety of choice — please enquire at Reception.
Once again, JMW Vicary pharmacy will also be offering Flu jabs this Autumn.
Patients can book an appointment at the pharmacy or opt for the 'walk-in' service.
Bookings start from Thursday 26th September 2019
The service times are from 8.00am until 6.00pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays from 9am until12 noon.
The service covers those patients most at risk from influenza aged 18 years and older and eligible groups for the 2019-20 service which are funded by the NHS are:
- all people aged 65 years and over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31st March 2020)
Plus, people aged from 18 to less than 65 years of age Under 65 and At Risk
You are eligible for a free flu vaccine if you are under 65 and in one of the following ''At Risk' categories:
- Chronic respiratory disease aged 6 months and over
- Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).
- Children who have previously been admitted to hospital for lower respiratory tract disease.
- Chronic heart disease aged six months and over
- Chronic kidney disease aged six months and over
- Chronic liver disease aged 6 months and over
- Chronic neurological disease aged six months and over
- Stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Conditions in which respiratory function may be compromised due to neurological disease (e.g. polio syndrome sufferers).
- Patients with learning disabilities.
- Diabetes aged 6 months and over
- Immunosuppression aged 6 months and over
- Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen aged six months and over
- Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy (first, second or third trimesters).
- Adults with a BMI > 40 kg/m2 (adults aged 16+).
- Those who are in receipt of a carer's allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
Any patients who are not in this criteria will have to pay £10.00 at the pharmacy.
If you are under 65 years and at risk, you will receive the quadrivalent vaccine. This contains two subtypes each of Influenza A and Influenza B virus types. This offers better protection for the types of influenza that affects younger patients.