Chawton House Surgery

St Thomas Street, Lymington, SO41 9ND

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NHS

Telephone: 01590 672953

Flu Clinics

Please be aware that because of continuing COVID-19 restrictions we have had to change our usual procedures regarding Flu Clinics.

 

We are holding Flu Clinics on:

  • Sunday 4th October 08:30 to 15:00
  • Sunday 11th October 08:30 to 15:00
  • Sunday 18th October 08:30 to 15:00
  • Sunday 1st November 08:30 to 15:00

Please ring the Surgery on 01590 672953 to book an appointment for one of the above clinics. Once you have booked your appointment, please make sure that:

  • You wear an appropriate face covering when attending the Flu Clinic
  • Wear appropriate clothing – please wear short sleeves to help with the smooth and safe running of the clinic
  • ARRIVE AT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME. We will not be able to give vaccinations early or late because of COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing
  • You will be directed by a member of staff as to where to enter the building for your vaccination
  • If you are unwell or have a temperature please DO NOT attend the Flu Clinic, just rebook for another day
  • No other vaccinations or medical issues will be able to be discussed at the Flu Clinic due to the nature of the clinic
  • If you have mobility issues or any problem that might affect how you access the Surgery, please mention this to any of our staff and we will do our very best to help

Thank you for your cooperation.

PLEASE READ ON FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ELIGIBILITY FOR FLU VACCINATIONS

 

ARE YOU AT RISK FROM THE EFFECTS OF SEASONAL FLU?

Some people are more susceptible to the effects of seasonal flu. For them it can increase the risk of developing more serious illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia, or can make existing conditions worse. In the worst cases, seasonal flu can result in a stay in hospital, or even death.

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENT VACCINES AVAILABLE; THE VACCINE IS AGE RELATED SO THAT THOSE AGED OVER 65 WILL RECEIVE A DIFFERENT VACCINE FROM THOSE AGED UNDER 65 ***

Even if you feel healthy, we strongly advise you to have the seasonal flu vaccination if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • Chronic heart problems, kidney disease or liver disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease including bronchitis or COPD (emphysema)
  • Diabetes
  • Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as HIV, steroid medication or chemotherapy)
  • Stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • Chronic neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, a learning disability or cerebral palsy
  • Spleen problems, for example sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
  • Seriously overweight (BMI of more than 40)

OR

  • You are pregnant
  • You are aged 65 years or over
  • You live in a residential or nursing home
  • You are the main carer of an older or disabled person
  • You are employed as a carer
  • You live with someone who is at high risk of Coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list) or you expect to be with them on most days over the winter

Children aged 2 to 3

Children born between 01/09/2016 and 31/08/2018 will be invited by letter for a flu vaccination which is given as a nasal spray in both nostrils. Parents can make an appointment with one of the Practice Nurses.

Children aged 4 to 9

These children will be offered a flu vaccination at school and will not be vaccinated by the Surgery unless they are in one of the clinical ‘at risk’ categories listed above.