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Denmark Street Surgery
 Denmark Street Surgery

Denmark Street Surgery

Darlington
Co Durham
DL3 0PD
Tel: 01325 460731
Email:denmark.street@nhs.net
The Surgery will be Closed for staff training from 12:00pm - 6:00pm on Tuesday 15th October 2019

Patient Eligible For The Flu Vaccine

2019/20

 

In 2019/20, flu vaccinations will be offered at NHS expense to the following groups:

 

  • all those aged two and three years (but not four years or older) on 31 August 2019 (ie date of birth on or after 1 September 2015 and on or before 31 August 2017)

 

  • people aged from six months to less than 65 years of age with a serious medical condition 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 three, four or five
  • chronic liver disease
  • chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability
  • diabetes
  • splenic dysfunction or asplenia
  • a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
  • morbidly obese (defined as BMI over 40 and above)

 

  • all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)

 

  • people aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2018)

 

  • 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, prisons, young offender institutions, or university halls of residence

 

  • 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

 

  • consideration should also be given to the vaccination of household contacts of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation on most days over the winter and, therefore, for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable

 

  • Care/Nursing Home Workers

 

 

The list above is not exhaustive, and the healthcare practitioner should apply clinical judgement to take into account the risk of flu exacerbating any underlying disease that a patient may have, as well as the risk of serious illness from flu itself. Flu vaccine should be offered in such cases even if the individual is not in the clinical risk groups specified above.


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