Flu Immunisations - (also see Flu Campaign 2017-18 in the Further Information section for general information)
Flu immunisation sessions are held each year in the autumn. The date will be advertised around the village, publicised on the website and in the Kemnay newsletter. There will also be a facility on the telephone system (01467 642289 and press button 3) to give up to date information. If you fit into the right age group, are a carer or have any of the conditions noted below, we would like you to come along for immunisation -
- Over 65 years
- Heart disease
- Chest conditions or asthma (only if you are using steroid inhalers)
- Liver disease
- Renal failure
- Chronic neurological disease
- Immunosuppressed due to disease or illness - if unsure, ask the nurse or doctor
- Stay in a household where there is an immunosuppressed person - if unsure, ask the nurse or doctor
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40
- Main carer for an elderly or disabled person (unpaid carers only)
The District Nursing Team will give flu immunisation at home for patients who are not well enough to attend.
If you do not fit into these categories but wish to be immunised, you can contact Kemnay Pharmacy, other local pharmacies or Albyn Hospital to arrange this. They charge a fee.
It is important to rememeber that flu can be a very serious illness, especially if you are elderly or in the at risk groups and for this reason we do encourage you to be immunised. However, we respect the fact that some of you will not want to be immunised. If this is the case then please let us know as soon as possible so that we can update your records accordingly. You can always change your mind but we wont chase you up to encourge you to attend. If you receive a letter with a tear off slip, do respond to this too as this helps us to record information accurately in your personal health record.
Vaccination for 2 to 5 Year Olds -
All children aged 2 years up to 5 years, but not at school will receive an invitation letter to attend for flu vaccination. This vaccination will be carried out by a member of the nursing team. Flu vaccination is normally given using nasal drops but some children who are in 'at risk' groups (as above) may require an immunisation.
Vaccination for School Aged Children -
All primary school aged children will be offered nasal vaccination at school. Some children who are in the 'at risk' groups (as above) may require an immunisation.