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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.

Foreign Travel Important Information

As you will be aware, the surgery is working under increasing pressure, and we are having to prioritise the services we can provide.

We have offered a full travel service free of charge until recently, but as the surgery receives no funding for this and it is very time consuming, we are sadly no longer able to continue this.

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.



 
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