This year’s flu fayre is being held over several weekends, starting Saturday 26th September 2020.
The flu vaccine is offered to those 65 year & over or those who fall in a clincal at risk group:
• 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)
• a neurological condition, eg multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy
• a 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)
People on the NHS Shielded Patient List for COVID-19 are all eligible for a free flu vaccine and it is really important this year that they receive it.
This winter it is even more important to be protected against Influenza, with COVID-19 also circulating in the community it is therefore essential that vulnerable groups are vaccinated to prevent further complications. We strongly recommend you take up the opportunity of an Influenza vaccination. If you would like to discuss any issues, please speak to your Usual Doctor.
More more information on the flu vaccination can be found here.
The safety of our patients & staff will be paramount to this year’s flu fayre & will be very different to previous years. Strict social distancing measures will be in place which must be adhered to.
Read the patient invitation letter here.