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Whilst we’ve received information that all 50-64 year olds may be eligible for a free flu vaccination as part of plans to protect more people against seasonal flu, these free vaccinations will be subject to vaccine delivery later in the year.

This allows us (GP’s and community pharmacists) to focus on those who are in an at risk group, such as pregnant women and people with long term health conditions. They will be given priority and offered the vaccine first; if you are in this category you will be contacted.

If you are aged 50-64 and not in one of the at risk categories you will be made aware in the coming months if you will be able to attend for vaccination. If the programme is extended this is likely to be November or December.

Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

If you are travelling abroad you will need to read the information contained in the following link before booking an appointment with the nurse.  If you contact the surgery to book an appointment the receptionist will ask if you have read the information, which country you are visiting and what vaccinations you require.

Below is a list of vaccinations and how long they will protect you for:

Hepatitis A - 1 dose will cover you for up to 1 year.  If you receive a second dose within 6-12 months of your originally vaccination this will then protect you for 25 years.

Typhoid - 3 years

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio - 10 years

For information on foreign travel click here.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

 


 


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)

We are unable to vaccinate against Yellow Fever. This vaccine can be obtained from foreign travel clinics. 

 

 
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