20/09/2017: Seasonal Flu Vaccination

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With the winter months again looming on the horizon it is time for the team at Catherine House Surgery to make plans for the delivery of the annual flu campaign.

As in previous years, dedicated flu clinics will be offered on three Saturday mornings.

The dates are:

Saturday 23rd September 08.30am - 12.00pm


Saturday 21st October 08.30am - 12.00pm


Saturday 11th November 08.30am - 12.00pm


Appointments may now be booked with reception.

Please do not wait for a letter to be sent inviting you to make an appointment. If you are eligible* you may make your appointment now.

Clinicians will visit those patients who are either housebound or living in residential homes as usual to administer the vaccination.

For further information on influenza vaccination, please visit the NHS Choices website here.

* Eligiblity criteria

Over 65s Those aged 65 and over by 31st March 2015
(Born on or before 31st March 1950)
Those aged 6 months or over in a clinical ‘At Risk’ Group
  • Chronic respiratory disease and asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous hospital admissions.
  • COPD including chronic bronchitis and emphysema
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic kidney disease: kidney failure or transplant, nephritic syndrome
  • Chronic liver disease: cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis
  • Chronic neurological disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression
  • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
Pregnant women Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
Long stay residential Those living in long stay residential care homes or other long stay care facilities
Unpaid Carers and young carers

Those who, without payment, provide help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without this help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.

Young carers are those under 18 who carry out significant caring tasks and assume a level of responsibility for another person which would normally be taken by an adult.