SEASONAL FLU CAMPAIGN 2016-17
Monday 7th November and Tuesday 15th November
at Kemnay Surgery
With the increasing number of people being offered flu immunizations, and the challenges of recruiting Practice Nurses, it is becoming quite a task fitting all the workload in without it impacting on the everyday routine appointments.
So far this year we have immunised over 1000 patients, but there are still a number of people who require the vaccination and were unable to attend the Saturday clinics.
Therefore, to assist these patients, we have set up 2 further clinics during the week. (Appointments require to be booked for these clinics)
Monday 7th November 2.30pm-5.00pm
Tuesday 15th November 8.00am-10.30am.
Patients who are over 65s, or those in the ‘at risk’ groups such as diabetes, heart disease etc. or are unpaid carers* are welcome to attend these clinics.
The most important thing to remember is that flu can be a very serious illness, especially if you are elderly or in the at risk groups and for this reason we really want you to come along and be immunised.
We also respect the fact that some of you prefer not to be immunised. If this is the case then you can still help us by contacting us and letting us know. This allows us to flag this in your notes and saves a significant amount of time for our admin team in chasing up those who have not attended.
*65 YEARS OLD OR OVER (born before 31/03/52)
*UNPAID CARERS - is a person of any age who cares for an elderly or disabled person
whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. Carers working in nursing homes or for the social services will have to see their management regarding vaccination.
*AT RISK GROUPS - Patients of any age who have:
- Chronic Lung Disease or Asthmatics on a regular steroid inhaler,
- Heart Disease,
- Liver Disease,
- Kidney Disease
- Neurological Disease including Stoke or TIA
- Pregnant women
- Immunosuppressed patients (due to disease or treatment) & their household contacts
- A Body Mass Index in excess of 40
If you are in doubt please ‘phone the surgery.
The District Nursing Team will visit housebound patients to give them their vaccination as in previous years.
Please be aware that you will be required to remain at the surgery for at least 10 minutes following vaccination in case you develop a reaction.