Wawn Street Surgery

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

Flu Information

PLEASE NOTE THE SEASONAL INFLUENZA CAMPAIGN WILL END ON 31ST MARCH 2018. PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE YOUR FLU VACCINATION IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE – THERE ARE STILL APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE UP TO THURSDAY 29TH MARCH 2018 WITH A MEMBER OF THE NURSING TEAM.

Wawn Street Surgery will only offer seasonal flu vaccinations to patients:

Patients aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups

Children aged 2 and 3 (but not 4 years or older) on 3.8.17.

Children in reception class and school years 1,2,3 and 4 (aged 4 to 8 years on 31.8.17) will be provided by the school and not by the GP unless the child has an identifiable clinical risk and missed the school vaccination programme.

Children in school year 5 and above (9 years or older on 31.8.17) and less than 18 years old

Pregnant women

Patients aged 65 and over.

Patients in long-stay residential care homes

Carers

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.

2017/18 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme will start:

The practice will be holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Tuesday 22nd September 2017 10 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.

Any patient who is eligible for the seasonal influenza vaccination and has not had it yet, please contact reception to make an appointment.