Flu

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 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)
  • eligible children who are aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2019 – that is, children born between September 1 2015 and August 31 2017
  • Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.
  • Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings.

Please book an appointment for one of the following Clinics:

  • 23/09/19 15.20-17.15
  • 24/09/19 09.45-11.25 & 15.20-17.15
  • 25/09/19 15.20-17.15
  • 26/09/19 09.45-11.20 & 15.20-17.15
  • 27/09/19 16.05-16.55
  • 30/09/19 15.20-17.15
  • 01/10/19 10.00-12.45 & 15.00-17.10
  • 02/10/19 15.20-17.15
  • 03/10/19 09.45-11.20 & 15.20-17.15
  • 04/10/19 13.40-16.55
  • 07/10/19 09.45-11.35
  • 08/10/19 11.30-13.45
  • 09/10/19 08.00-09.00 & 15.20-17.15
  • 10/10/19 09.45-11.00 & 15.20-16.55
  • 11/10/19 15.20-16.55
  • 16/10/19 08.00-10.25
  • 21/10/19 10.05-11.55
  • 24/10/1915.20-17.15
  • 30/10/19 08.00-09.50

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