Immunisations

Does Age Affect The Risk Of Flu?

Yes. If you are aged 65 years or over or you are at higher risk

Who is at risk?

  • If you are aged 65 years or over or if you are on regular inhaled steroids
  • If you have a chronic respiratory disease (including asthma)
  • If you have chronic heart disease
  • If you have chronic renal disease
  • If you are diabetic
  • If you have a weak immune system
  • If you live in a long-stay residential or nursing home
  • If you have a chronic liver disease
  • If you are a carer

IMMUNISATION

Do I Need To Be Protected Against Pneumococcal Infection?

Everybody aged 65 and over should now be immunised to help protect them against pneumococcal infection which can cause diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. Please phone the surgery during September to make an appointment if the above applies to you.

Tetanus

You will need to have a tetanus booster every 10 years and a polio booster if you are visiting a part of the world where the risk is high. We also offer a flu vaccine from September every year, especially for the over 65s and those considered to be in an 'at risk' group. Please see the nurse.

Covid Vaccinations

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?

You may be able to get a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine in autumn 2023 if you’re at increased risk from COVID-19.

COVID autumn boosters are available for the following eligible people: