More people are likely to get flu than normal this winter as there is less natural immunity due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you get flu and Covid at the same time you are more likely to become seriously ill.
The practice will be administering flu vaccines from October 1, patients can schedule an appointment between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. We also provide mobile flu clinics for corporate clients, at their workplaces.
Pneumonia is a severe chest infection that affects 1 in 100 people. In addition to flu vaccine, we would now strongly recommend a pneumonia vaccine which protects against 13 bacterial strains in all those over 18 years and one that protects against 23 bacterial strains in all those over 65 years. These can safely be given at the same time as the flu vaccine.
Shingles-adult chickenpox is a disease that can be severely painful and cause long term complications including blindness. We therefore recommend Shingrix vaccination to those over 50. This can cut the risk of shingles by more than 97%.
Please contact us for further information, book an appointment at the practice or to schedule a visit from our mobile clinic.
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