Wawn Street Surgery

Wawn Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 4DX

Flu Information

Flu vaccine eligibility: 2018/19 flu season
• all those aged two and three (but not four years or older) on 31 August 2018 (ie date of birth on or after 1 September 2014 and on or before 31 August 2016)
• all children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
• all primary school – aged children in former primary school pilot areas
• people aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
• all pregnant women (including those who become pregnant during flu season)
• people aged 65 years and over (including those becoming 65 years by 31 March 2019)
• people living in long- stay residential care homes or other long – stay care facilities
• carers and household contacts of immunocompromised individuals
Frontline health and social careworkers with direct patient/service user contact should be provided with flu vaccination by their employer. This includes staff in all NHS trusts, general
practices, care homes, and domiciliary care

Wawn Street Surgery will only offer seasonal flu vaccinations to these patients. This is in line with national policy. Correspondence from the Practice will be sent to all eligible patients.

Flu Symptoms? If you think you have flu symptoms please help us in containing the level of infection by staying at home and not attending the surgery. You can reduce the risk of further infection by using disposable tissues, sneezing and coughing into tissues or handkerchiefs, and by regular washing of your hands with soap and water or disinfectant gel or soap. Good personal and home hygiene will reduce the risk of further infection to others.

The NHS Choices website provides a wide range of information for patients. Please visit www.nhs.uk

The Seasonal Influenza Vaccination programme runs annually from September to March.

Please note if you are eligible for the flu vaccination, you will be contacted by the practice either by letter, telephone or text message.

If you know you are eligible for this vaccination, please don’t wait to receive your invitation, make an appointment with any of the Practice Nurses or Health Care Assistants.

2018/19 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme will start:

 

The practice will be holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Thursday 18th October  9.30 a.m. to 12 noon. Eligible patients can come along for a cake/coffee and have their flu vaccination. Or even help out by baking a cake! Further details can be found on the NEWS page of the website or ask at reception.