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Denmark Street Surgery
 Denmark Street Surgery
national health service

Denmark Street Surgery

Darlington
Co Durham
DL3 0PD
Tel: 01325 460731
Fax: 01325 362183
Email:denmark.street@nhs.net

 

SEASONAL FLU CLINICS

The Practice is starting our 2017 Seasonal Flu  Vaccination programme week commencing 25th September 2017.

 

We are also running a Saturday Flu Clinic 18th November  between 8:00am - 12:00pm. The clinics will be very busy as this is pre-bokkable and a walk in clinic they are restricted to 3 minutes, strickly for flu, pneumococcal and shingles vaccines only.

 

Eligible children will also be able to attend these clinics. (If you are a parent of a child attending the clinic please ensure that you bring their red book with them to the session so that the immunisation can be added to their record).

 

 

Flu Clinic appointments are now bookable online

 

**Please ensure you are eligible before booking. If you are unsure please ask reception**

 

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE INFLUENZA VACCINATION, IF:

You have chronic respiratory disease

You have chronic heart disease

You have chronic kidney disease

You have chronic liver disease

You are diabetic

You have a weak immune system/Immunosuppression

You are over 65 years of age

You have a history of stroke or TIA or Multiple Sclerosis or a disease of the central nervous system

You are Pregnant, at any stage

You are the carer of an older, disabled or Immunosuppressed person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. 

Everyone living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility.

All two and three year old children

All children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, and 4

BEFORE YOUR VACCINATION

When you attend for your injection, you must tell the Practice Nurse prior to having your vaccination if you answer 'Yes' to any of the following questions:

  • Have you ever had a reaction to a previous flu vaccination?
  • Are you feeling unwell or do you have a raised temperature?
  • Are you allergic to hens' eggs or antibiotics?
  • Are you trying for a baby, pregnant or breast-feeding?

AFTER YOUR VACCINATION

Most people have no adverse reaction to their flu vaccination

  • A few people get a slight temperature and aching muscles for a couple of days.
  • Your arm may feel a bit sore where it is injected and you may experience some redness and swelling at the site of the injection.
  • Any other reactions are much less common.
  • Tell the Practice Nurse or Doctor immediately if you experience any symptoms that cause you concern

 

Shingles

 

 

You can have the shingles vaccination at any time of the year, though many people will find it convenient to have it at the same time as their annual flu vaccination.

 

 

People turning 70 or 78 years of age on or after 1 April 2017 are eligible to have the vaccine.

 

Remember that patients who were eligible for immunisation in previous years of the programme but who have not been vaccinated against shingles remain eligible until their 80th birthday.

 

 

 


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