Vaccinations

The flu virus kills 11,000 people and hospitalises tens of thousands more in England in an average year.  

According to NHS England, getting a Flu vaccination is important because:

  • if you're at higher risk from coronavirus, you're also more at risk of problems from flu
  • if you get flu and coronavirus at the same time, research shows you're more likely to be seriously ill
  • it'll help to reduce pressure on the NHS and social care staff who may be dealing with coronavirus

The flu vaccine is given to patients who:

  • are 50 and over (including those who'll be 50 by 31 March 2021)
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • are in long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • frontline health or social care workers

More information on the Flu Vaccine can be found by following this link:>>NHS England Winter Flu Vaccination Programme 2020

Speak with us if you believe you have a long-term health condition that puts you more at risk from the flu virus.  We may offer you the flu vaccine if we think you’re at risk of serious problems if you get flu.

More information about protecting your child against flu is available in this leaflet>>: 

Protecting Child Against Flu Leaflet 2020

Further information on which children are eligible each year can be found by following this link:>>Child Flu Vaccine - NHS

Not having access to transport will not exclude you from getting a flu vaccine. We have made provision for people who do not have access to or unable to get transport, it is possible to still visit the surgery as you would normally do. Please call the surgery to discuss your situation and they will be able to advise.

We want to reduce the chances of those vulnerable to  COVID-19 from getting flu.

Click on the image below and press "play" to learn more:

Winter Flu Vaccination Promotional Animation

Please click here for more information and to see if you are eligible for a Flu Vaccination.


Men ACWY Vaccination

Are you about to become a University Student and 18 years old on 31st August 2017 and not yet had your Men ACWY vaccine then please call either surgery to book an appointment. For more information on the Men ACWY Vaccination please click here.


Shingles

There is a vaccine to help protect you from the pain of shingles. You are eligible for the shingles vaccine if you were aged 70 or 78 years old on 1st September 2016 and is available on the NHS. Please click here for more information. Please call Cranborne Surgery or Lake Road Surgery to book an appointment.


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