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Update 29.11.21

Dear Patients, 

Due to unprecedented staff shortages, we are extremely busy at the moment and you may therefore have to wait longer than we would like for routine consultations. 

Please bear with us during busy times and help our staff by considering other options on offer such as the Community Pharmacy consultation Service. 

Please treat our staff with consideration and respect during this difficult time. 

Thank you

Friarwood Surgery Partners. 

It is recommended that if you are 65 years of age or over, a carer, pregnant or due to your medical condition you should have a flu vaccination, as you may be more susceptible to flu and more likely to experience complications. The flu vaccine offers a high level of protection against flu and its complications and if you are pregnant, the vaccine keeps your baby safe too. It is strongly recommended you have the vaccine as early as possible.

This year the Practice is offering two different vaccinations for adults again, based on the latest guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation who advise the NHS on which immunisations to provide.

We will be offering the Fluad® vaccination to all patients aged 65 (on or before 31st March 2021) as this has shown to be the most effective for this age group. For all patients 18 to 64 and are eligible, we will be offering the Quadrivalent Influvac® which offers protection from the four main strains of flu.

We also offer nasal flu vaccine to children aged 2-3 years and also aged 2-17 years if your child has a long term condition. These clinics will be running through September 2020 and are available to book now.

PLEASE ONLY BOOK INTO ONE OF THE FLU CLINICS IF YOU KNOW YOU ARE ELIGIBLE. IF YOU ARE UNSURE PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION.

Injectable flu vaccine (adults)

It is recommended that if you are 65 years of age or over, a carer, pregnant or due to your medical condition you should have a flu vaccination, as you may be more susceptible to flu and more likely to experience complications.  The flu vaccination offers a high level of protection against flu and its complications and if you are pregnant, the vaccine keeps your baby safe too. It is strongly recommended you have the vaccine as early as possible.

Nasal flu vaccine (children)

If your child was born between 01/09/2016 and 31/08/2018, they are eligible for a free nasal flu vaccination. Your child is also eligible for the nasal flu vaccination if they are aged 2-17 years and are in one of the ‘at risk’ groups.

The vaccine is called Fluenz and is a live vaccine containing weakened forms of the main flu viruses that cause disease throughout the world. It is given as a nasal spray – half of the vaccine being gently sprayed up each nostril. Fluenz is not recommended for any child who has a severe allergy to an antibiotic called gentamicin, gelatin, eggs or egg proteins. It would also not be given to any child with severe diseases of their body’s defence (immune) system. If this is the case, please contact the practice so alternative vaccine options can be discussed.

 
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