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Vaccinations

SEASONAL FLU VACCINATIONS

The doctors of the Westgate Practice would like to invite you to attend a Seasonal Flu Clinic if you are:

  • aged 65 or over
  • or have any of the following conditions:
  • Lung problems, including asthma
  • Heart problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver problems
  • Previous stroke or TIA
  • Diabetes, including diet controlled diabetes
  • Have a condition, or are receiving treatment, which makes you susceptible to infections
  • Or are pregnant
  • Or are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare would be at risk if you, the carer, fell ill.

Seasonal Flu Clinics For Children

 The doctors of the Westgate Practice would like to invite children to attend a Seasonal Flu Clinic if they are aged 2 or 3 years or are 4 years old and have not yet started school and were:

 Born on or between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2015 

or have any of the following conditions: 

  • Lung problems, including asthma
  • Heart problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver problems
  • Previous stroke or TIA
  • Diabetes, including diet controlled diabetes
  • Have a condition, or are receiving treatment, which makes you susceptible to infections

 

If your child is eligible we will write to you. When you receive your letter please book an appointment for your child/children at clinic held at Greenhill Health Centre on 4th November.

Shingles Vaccination

The NHS has introduced a vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease. This vaccine will now be routinely offered to older people.

The shingles vaccine will be given as a single injection.

The programme will be phased in over a period of time due to both vaccine supply and to ensure a manageable implementation process.  Please contact the Practice to check if you are eligible for this vaccine.

Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the initial rash has healed.  And shingles is fatal for around 1 in 1,000 over-70s who develop it.

The vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles.  If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.

Other age groups will be introduced in future years to ensure that all people aged 70 to 79 are offered vaccination against shingles.

We will be writing to you if you are eligible for the vaccination. When you receive your letter please contact reception to make an appointment.

For further information on the shingles vaccine please visit the NHS website or pick up a leaflet from the surgery.

Pneumococcal Vaccination

Pneumococcal vaccination is available to patients who are over 65 years of age or who are on a disease register such as asthma, diabetes etc.  The vaccine helps to prevent serious pneumococcal diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia and meningitis.  The effects of these diseases can be much more serious in people over the age of 65 due to the fact that peoples' immune system, and therefore their ability to fight infection, becomes weaker.  The vaccination is required only once in a life time.  For more information please call the surgery. 

Whooping Cough Vaccination

Whooping cough vaccinations are available for pregnant women and new mothers up to when their child receives their first vaccinations. Please speak to your midwife for more information.

Measles

 If you are concerned that your child has not been fully immunised against MMR, please contact the surgery.

Typhoid Vaccination

 If you are concerned or for more information please telephone the surgery.

 


For more information about any of these vaccines or to make an appointment with one of our practice nurses, please call The Westgate Practice on 01543 416633 (Greenhill Health Centre) or 01543 480840 (Shenstone Surgery).



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