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Winter is coming! Don't join House Flu, get your jab!

Whilst we're sure many of you are enjoying the latest season of Game of Thrones, the one thing we don't want this winter is people catching the flu.

We are starting to book for our flu vaccination clinics.  If you are over 65 years of age, pregnant, living in a care home, are a carer for someone or suffer from certain medical conditions then you are eligible for a flu jab. Children of certain ages or with long term conditions can also be vaccinated.

Please contact your surgery site to check if you are eligible and to book an appointment.  We are also offering weekend appointments for you to get your jab so book yours today!

More information on the flu vaccine for adults can be found here: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/who-should-have-flu-vaccine.aspx

More information on the flu vaccine for children can be found here: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/child-flu-vaccine.aspx

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Are you eligible for a shingles vaccination?

People in their 70's born on or after 2nd September 1942 and those aged 78 or 79 are eligible for shingles vaccination.  Click the link below to launch the calculator and check if you are eligible.

Shingles Vaccine eligibility calculator

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