Vaccination/Immunisation Update

NHS HEALTH CHECKS

Are you aged 40-74yrs?

Even though you might be feeling great, if you’re over forty years you may be at risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia.

A free NHS Health Check can help you reduce these risks and make sure you stay healthy.

You can access the NHS leaflet here.

Please contact the surgery for an ‘NHS Health Check’ appointment.

Meningitis ACWY vaccination

Teenagers and ‘fresher’ students going to University for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.

All teenagers born between 1st September, 1998, and 31st August, 1999, are advised to have the vaccine.

In addition anyone born after 1st September, 1996, who missed this vaccine at school can have the vaccine up to their 25th birthday.

Please access the NHS Choices website for more information

SHINGLES Vaccination

Protect yourself from the pain of shingles.

Please access the NHS Poster to see if you are eligible.

Flu vaccination

Who should have the flu jab?

  • All Patients aged 65 and over (also pneumonia vaccination)
  • Pregnant women
  • Children aged 2 and 3 years of age (born between 1st September, 2013, and
    31st August, 2015);
  • Patients under 65 with chronic conditions (also pneumonia vaccination)

Please access the NHS Choices website for a full list of those eligible for the vaccines