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Sheringham Medical Practice

Sheringham Medical Practice

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Flu and Pneumonia Immunisation Days at Sheringham Medical Practice

Wednesday 30 September

Wednesday 7 October

 Wednesday 14 October


If you are eligible then you will be invited to one of the clinics


Flu is highly contagious and the NHS offers a free vaccination each year to eligible groups of patients.


Who is entitled?


  • All those aged 65 and over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2016) 

  • All pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season) 

  • All those aged two, three and four years old (but not five years or older) on 1 September 2015

  • All patients who are aged 6 months or over who are in one of the following risk groups: 

  • Chronic respiratory disease and Asthma: Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Children who have previously been admitted to hospital for lower respiratory tract disease.

  • Chronic heart disease:  Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications, chronic heart failure, individuals requiring regular medication and/or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease.

  • Chronic kidney disease: Chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5, chronic kidney failure, nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplantation.

  • Chronic liver disease: Cirrhosis, biliary artesia, chronic hepatitis

  • Chronic neurological disease: e.g. Stroke, Transient Ischaemic attack (TIA) Multiple sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease, Parkinson’s, Huntingdon’s

  • Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes.

  • Immunosuppression: If you are receiving chemotherapy or steroid treatment, have no spleen, or if you have HIV/AIDS, your immune system is already considerably weakened

  • Those living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection (this does not include people employed by care homes, prisons, young offender institutions, university halls of residence)

  • Those who are in receipt of a carers allowance, or those who are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill or poultry workers.   (This should be given on an individual basis and at the GP’s discretion in the context of other clinical risk groups in the practice.)  NOT for professional health and social care workers who should be vaccinated by their employer.

  • As well as offering influenza vaccine to patients in the clinical risk groups, GP’s will take into account the risk of influenza infection exacerbating any other underlying disease that a patient may have. GP’s will consider on an individual basis the clinical needs of their patients including individuals with: multiple sclerosis and related conditions or hereditary and degenerative diseases of the central nervous system


Pneumonia Vaccination


This winter it is more important than ever to have a pneumonia vaccination if you are in one of the high risk groups. One vaccination will cover most people for life against 23 most common strains of pneumonia. Pneumonia vaccination is recommended for people who have:


  • Heart Disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease including

    • COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis

    • Children with respiratory conditions caused by aspiration or cerebral palsy

    • Asthma only if you require continuous use of systemic steroid medication to a level which causes immunosuppression.

  • Diabetes—Type 1 and Type 2

  • Chronic kidney disease at stages 4 & 5 (renal failure, kidney transplant, nephritic syndrome)

  • Chronic liver disease (cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis)

  • Weakened immune system—due to disease or medication

  • Cochlear implant

  • Aged over 65

  • Asplenia—patients with no spleen


If you are in one of these categories and you catch swine flu, you may be more poorly than other people and this can lead to a secondary pneumonia infection.


Protect yourself and get a Pneumonia Jab


Please note that if you are eligible for both Flu and Pneumonia Jabs it will say so in your letter and you will be invited to attend the appropriate clinic


If you cannot attend on “flu day” that you have been invited to, you are at liberty to attend one of the other  clinic dates,  or alternatively you can make an appointment with a Health Care Assistant after 30 September. It would be greatly appreciated if patients attending for their flu jab are appropriately attired and remove any outer clothing before being called down to be vaccinated.


The practice has sent out individual letters of invitation again this year to those eligible for Flu and Pneumonia Immunisation.


Healthy 2-4 year olds and Under 18’s


These patients will be invited by letter to book an appointment with the Practice Nurse on the following dates:


Healthy 2-4 year olds    26/10/15           Under 18’s        26/10/15

Healthy 2-4 year olds    28/10/15           Under 18’s        28/10/15

Healthy 2-4 year olds    3/11/15             Under 18’s        29/10/15

Healthy 2-4 year olds    5/11/15             Under 18’s        4/11/15

Healthy 2-4 year olds    5/11/15

Healthy 2-4 year olds    6/11/15


If you would like an appointment for the above Healthy 2-4 year olds clinics and under 18’sclinics please contact the practice on 01263 820738.


We will also be promoting the day with

  • Posters;

  • Messages on repeat prescription slips;

  • Message on the call board;

  • Text reminders to mobile phones.


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