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Flu vaccination 2018 - The flu clinic will be held on Sat. 29 September from 9:00am - 12:30

There are three types of flu vaccine:

1.    A live attenuated quadrivalent vaccine, given as a nasal spray. This is for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years in an eligible group

 2.   A quadrivalent injected vaccine. This is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at increased risk from flu because of a long term health condition and for   

       children 6 months and  above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live attenuated vaccine

3.    An adjuvanted injected vaccine. This is for people aged 65 and over

Who should have the Flu Vaccine?

 

Flu can affect anyone but if you have a long-term health condition the effects of flu can make it worse even if the condition is well managed and you normally feel well. You should have the free flu vaccine if you are:

 

  • Pregnant

  • or have a long term condition such as:

  • a heart problem

  • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma

  • a kidney disease

  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)

  • liver disease

  • had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

  • diabetes

  • a neurological condition, eg multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or learning disability

  • a problem with your spleen, eg sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed

  • are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)

  • or aged 65 years or over

  • living in a residential or nursing home

  • the main carer of an older or disabled person

  • a household contact of an immunocompromised person

  • a frontline health or social care worker

 

The children being offered the vaccine this year, are: (These will be available from mid October)

  1. All two and three years of age (born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2016)

  2. All children in reception and school year 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

 

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