Chawton House Surgery

St Thomas Street, Lymington, SO41 9ND

NHS

Telephone: 01590 672953

Fax: 01590 674137

whccg.chawtonhousesurgery@nhs.net

Flu Clinics

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.

Even if you feel healthy, you should definitely consider having the seasonal flu vaccination if you have:

  • a heart problem, kidney disease or liver disease
  • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis or COPD (emphysema)
  • diabetes
  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
  • had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • a neurological condition, such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy
  • a problem with your spleen, such as sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
  • learning difficulties
  • a BMI of more than 40

Or

  • are pregnant
  • are aged 65 years or over
  • live in a residential or nursing home
  • are the main carer of an older or disabled person.

If you work as a carer you are also eligible for a flu vaccination which should be arranged by your employer.

Please ring the Surgery and make an appointment if you think you are eligible for a flu vaccination.

 

Children aged 2 to 3

Children born between 01/09/2013 and 31/08/2015 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 8

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.

Pneumococcal vaccination

If you are aged over 65 or are in at ‘at risk’ group (see above) you can have a vaccination against pneumonia at the same time as your flu vaccination. Most people only need to have this vaccination once in their lifetime. If you would like to have a pneumonia vaccination, please ask the Nurse when you have your flu vaccination.

 

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  • Monday
    07:30am - 18:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am - 18:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am - 18:30pm
  • Thursday
    07:30am - 18:30pm
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