Flu Clinics 2017

Under the NHS many patients are offered a free annual vaccination against the most prevalent strains of the influenza virus. Those entitled to a free flu vaccination include the over 65s, and those at risk because of a long-term condition such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, severe asthma, liver or kidney disease, or with a weak immune system (eg someone undergoing chemotherapy or who has had a splenectomy).

The dates of our flu clinics are as follows:

Saturday 7th October, 9 – 1 pm

Saturday 21st October, 9 – 1 pm

We also hold short flu clinics in four villages (saves everyone driving to us!):

Abbotsbury (Strangways Hall) Wednesday 4th October 2-3pm

Burton Bradstock (Reading Room) Thursday 12th October 2-3pm

Litton Cheney (LATCH) Tuesday 3rd October 2-3pm

Puncknowle (Village Hall) Thursday 19th October 2-3pm

Please ring us to book into one of these clinics, so we know how many people to expect and so that we can give you an approximate arrival time (to avoid everyone arriving at once).  If you can’t make any of these dates, but need to see a doctor or nurse for another reason during September or October, the GP or nurse can give you the flu vaccination at the same time.  If you are away, you can ask us to put one by for you to give to you at a later date.

If we have your email address or mobile and are eligible for the vaccination, we will send you a reminder.  If you are under the age of 65 and at risk because of a particular condition you will get a text, email or letter.

If you are not clinically at risk, but feel you would like to have the flu vaccine for personal or work reasons, you can pay for the flu vaccination (normally around £8 – £10) at many Pharmacies such as Superdrug, Lloyds, and at instore Pharmacies in Tescos and Asda, but we are not allowed to charge for them here.

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