Hastings House Medical Centres Flu Season 2018/19
Flu season is fast approaching;
If you are eligible for a flu vaccine one has been ordered in for you.
Flu Vaccination Service – how will new changes affect you?
Flu is a nasty virus which can cause unpleasant symptoms and can lead to complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia which is why it’s important to take up the offer of a flu vaccine.
Every year, the strains of flu are monitored and the likely evolution of the disease is mapped to help ensure the annual vaccine targets the most common flu strains.
This year, the national programme includes an adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine (aTIV) vaccine for those people over the age of 65 years. This vaccine has been used widely in other countries and has been shown to offer a greater level of protection than previous vaccines for people of this age.
Those aged between 18 and 65, who are at risk of catching flu, will receive a quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) which protects against four strains of flu.
Children eligible for a vaccination should receive a quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), which is a nasal vaccine. All children who were born on or after 1st September 2014 and on or before 31st August 2016 are eligible for vaccine at Hastings House Medical Centre as well as those older children who receive a letter of invitation for flu vaccine. Primary school aged children born between 1.9.2008 and 31.8.2014 will be offered
Hastings House - Wellesbourne
Saturday 15/09/2018 – 9am-1pm - Booked Appointments - Eligible patients 18-64 years old
Saturday 22/09/2018 – 9am-1pm Booked Appointments – Eligible patients 65 years and over
Saturday 20/10/2018 – 9am -1pm All Eligible patients who are 18 & over
Friday 05/10/2018 – All Morning - Community Event in Wellesbourne Village Hall – All Eligible patients who are 18 & over
Little Thatch – Kineton
Wednesday 17/10/2018 – 9am-2pm – Drop in clinic – Eligible patients 65 & over
Thursday 18/10/2018 – 10am-12pm – Drop in clinic – Eligible patients 18-64 years old
Children’s flu’s – During Half term – Available at Hastings House
Tuesday 30/10/2018 – 9am-12pm – Bookable appointments
Thursday 01/11/2018 – 2pm-5pm – Bookable appointments
Visits will start early November 2018
A word version of this article is availble here Hastings House Medical Centres flu plan 2018.19.docx