Flu

Our Adult Flu Clinics can now be booked.

 All under 18’s are given Nasal Flu, for which we don’t currently have a delivery date for. They will be invited separately.

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

You may be eligible for a flu jab if you are:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • or have a serious long-term health condition, including:
  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
  • diabetes
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS
  • being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
  • eligible children who are aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2019 – that is, children born between September 1 2015 and August 31 2017
  • Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.
  • Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings.

Many people believe they are helping to ease the burden on the practice by having their vaccination done elsewhere, but seasonal vaccinations generate valuable income on which we rely. The income enables us to continue offering services that we provide and we encourage you to support your local GP practice.

Adult Flu appointments are now bookable so please call, login online or pop into the surgery to book your appointment

 Keynsham Surgery

  • Monday 21st October  2 – 7pm
  • Wednesday 23rd October  2 – 6pm
  • Monday 28th October  2 – 7pm
  • Wednesday 30th October  2 – 6pm
  • Monday 4th November  2 – 7pm
  • Wednesday 6th November  2 – 6pm
  • Monday 11th November  2 – 7pm
  • Wednesday 13th November  2 – 6pm
  • Tuesday 22nd October  8 – 10am
  • Thursday 24th October  8 – 10am
  • Tuesday 29th October  8 – 10am
  • Thursday 31st October  8 – 10am
  • Tuesday 5th November  8 – 10am
  • Thursday 7th November  8 – 10am
  • Tuesday 12th November  8 – 10am
  • Thursday 14th November  8 – 10am

Saltford Surgery

  •  Monday 21st October  2 – 4.15pm
  • Wednesday 23rd October  2 – 6pm
  • Monday 28th October  2 – 4.15pm
  • Wednesday 30th October  2 – 6pm
  • Monday 4th November  2 – 4.15pm
  • Wednesday 6th November  2 – 6pm
  • Monday 11th November  2 – 4.15pm
  • Wednesday 13th November  2 – 6pm

If you have any queries please contact the surgery.

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