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Influenza Vaccinations

Our Adult & Child Flu Vaccine supplies have arrived, eligible patients can book either online or via our reception team, please call 01279 827608 after 10am to book your flu vaccination.

You can also request an appointment via our email - parsonageadmin@nhs.net & we will call you back to arrange a suitable appointment.

Click Here to download the leaflet 'The flu vaccination, Winter 2017/18.  Who should have it and why'.

Click here to download the EasyRead leaflet for people with learning disabilities all about flu and how to stop getting it.

Click here to download the EasyRead leaflet for people with learning disabilities all about flu and the flu vaccination.

NASAL FLU 2017-18:

Please be aware the nasal flu vaccine does contain gelatine that comes from pork as one of its additives.  Gelatine is commonly used in a range of medicines, including capsules & some other vaccines.  The gelatine used in Fluenz Tetra is highly purified & used to stabilise the live vaccine.  Many stabilsers were tried out by the manufacturers but this gelatine was chosen because it was the best product.

The World Health Organisation consulted over 100 Muslim Scholars who confirmed that gelatine used in medicines is considered transformed & therefore lawful & permissible in the Muslim faith.  This is accepted widely by Muslims in many parts of the world, including USA where a vaccine the same as Fluenz Tetra has been used successfully for over ten years.

If after reading the above you would still prefer an alternative due to religion, diet, allergies please inform our staff when booking your child's appointment & this information will be passed to our Nurse.

There are strict ordering controls of nasal vaccine quantities currently, therefore appointments will be subject to vaccine deliveries being received.  

Eligible patients:

 

Six months to 2 years old – only if at high risk (check with GP/Nurse)

 

2 to 3 year olds (pre-school) – date of birth between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2015 inclusive

 

Children who turn two years of age after

31 August 2017 are not eligible

 

Children who were three and turn four after

31 August 2017 remain eligible

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 to 8 year olds

 

reception class & school years 1, 2, 3 and 4, with a date of birth between 1 September 2008 & 31 August 2013 inclusive

 

 

 

WILL BE VACCINATED AT SCHOOL

 

 

 

GP Surgeries are not responsible for delivering flu vaccinations for “healthy” children within the reception to year 4 inclusive cohorts.  NHS England & the School Immunisation Service in Hertfordshire have provided the information below:


All children four to nine year old (with a date of birth between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2013 inclusive) will be offered seasonal flu immunisation by the School Immunisation Service.  This is regardless of whether they attend school (this includes children with deferred entry at Reception).  Immunisation should be received within their school setting in the first instance. 


 If a school aged child wishing to receive their flu immunisation then misses the opportunity at school (due to absence, sickness etc.), they should contact the School Immunisation Service (not their GP) who will offer alternative opportunities. 

parents/carers to contact 01727 734026 to book their child’s missed Flu immunisation

  

9 to 17 year olds with Long Term Health Condition

 

Children in school year 5 and above

(aged nine years or older on 31 August 2017) and less than 18 years

 

 

BOOK WITH NURSE

AT PARSONAGE SURGERY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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