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Vaccines and Immunisations

Information and details of all routine vaccination and immunisations, including for children and adults.

Flu Vaccination

In accordance with Department of Health guidelines, we recommend a flu vaccination for patients with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and those who are frail and elderly. Also for those on immunosuppressive treatment.

Patients over the age of 65 and most at risk of serious illness from ‘flu are therefore offered an immunisation each year. If you have not had a routine ‘flu immunisation previously, then please check with your Doctor whether it is recommended for you.

Routine immunisation of fit children and adults is not recommended.

Pneumovax Vaccination

This is once only immunisation for a specific type of chest infection and it is only recommended for patients with certain on-going health problems. Please check with your Doctor whether this immunisation is recommended for you.

Tetanus Vaccination

Everyone should be protected against tetanus. New guidelines recommend that unless you have had 3 primary injections and at least 2 boosters, more protection against tetanus is needed. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse if you require this immunisation.

Travel Immunisation

If you require travel immunisations please call into the surgery and collect a travel form for completion. It is important that you provide details of all the countries to be visited including stopovers.

After receiving your travel form, our Practice Nurse will contact you to advise on immunisations required and timing. Please allow at least 8 weeks before you travel. The Hawthorn Drive surgery is an approved Yellow Fever Centre.

Please note there is a charge for this procedure.

NHS, England

Call 111 when it's a concern, but less urgent than 999.
The NHS non-emergency number.

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

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