Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances all flu clinics have been cancelled. Patients will be informed when they will recommence. We are in the process of texting patients (if we have a mobile number) to cancel and working through phone calls. We understand your frustration and appreciate your patience.
Loughview are holding a number of flu clinics. We have written to patients inviting them to attend a session whom we feel would benefit from the additional protection given by the vaccine.
As we can only provide very limited flexibility, we ask that patients make every effort to attend.
Do not attend if you have Covid 19 symptoms or feel unwell.
Please wear a mask, practice social distancing and listen to directions from marshalls on the day. We are aiming to cut down duration of patient time within the surgery.
You are eligible to receive the flu vaccine from the practice if you are:
- people aged 65 years or over
- people aged from 6 months to less than 65 years of age in a clinical risk group such as:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5
- chronic liver disease
- chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease
- learning disability
- asplenia or splenic dysfunction
- a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
- morbidly obese adults (aged from 16 years) with a BMI > 40kg/m2
- all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
- people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, young offender institutions or university halls of residence
- people in prisons aged 55 years and over.
- people who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
- household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List, or immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded patient on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
- All HSC employed staff
- Health and social care staff employed by a registered residential care/nursing home, which provides care for vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza
- Health and social care staff employed by a registered domiciliary care provider, which provides care for vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza
Preschool children (DOB 2/7/16 - 1/9/19) -clinics have been set up with our Treatment Room Nurses. Parents/guardians will receive letters inviting them to contact the surgery to make a suitable appointment.
Primary School children will be offered the vaccine in school. If your child is off school and misses receiving the vaccine, please phone the surgery for an appointment.