FLU VACCINES ARE HERE!!!

The 2018 Flu Vaccine is now available.

The 2018 flu vaccine is now available for adults and children 3 years and older. The vaccine for children aged under 3 is expected in mid April. This year the vaccine contains two A strains (including the H3N2 strain which caused much trouble for the northern hemisphere during their recent winter) and two B strains.

The flu vaccine is free for ages 65 years and over. Full information about influenza vaccine (including who is eligible for free shots) can be found here 

SHINGLES VACCINE
 

You may have heard that shingles vaccine is now free for adults aged 65-80. The best protection against shingles is immunisation. The shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is free at age 65 to 80 years.
Until 31 March 2020, anyone aged from 66 to 80 years is also eligible for a free shingles vaccine.

Those aged 50 to 64 years who are at increased risk of shingles or are a household contact of an immune compromised individual may also benefit from the vaccination, however a cost will apply for this age group

 

BOOKING APPOINTMENTS AND REQUESTING REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE

Have you signed up yet???
As some of you are aware, we now have the Patient Portal up and running, so appointments with the doctors can now be made online 24/7 as well as requesting repeat prescriptions. If you haven’t registered to do this as yet you can click the link on the right and follow the instructions as you go. Very easy and very convenient.