It is your responsibility to check that your immunisations are up to date, however if you are unsure, and/or you have recently registered with us, we can check what vaccines are listed on our system for you. See general vaccine information on the NHS website.
You should have had 2 MMR vaccinations in your lifetime. If you haven't (or aren't sure), we strongly recommend that you come and discuss this with one of our practice nurses. See detailed information about the MMR vaccine on the NHS website.
For further MMR information, please consider the following leaflets:
Hep A, Hep B as well as combined 'Twinrix' type vaccines are nationally in very short supply. This situation is unfortunately out of our control and is ongoing.
For patient advice on what to do if you have to wait for a vaccine, please see Government Guidance.
Please speak to reception who will advise on the best time to attend.
The practice follows the national policy for childhood immunisation. Further information can be found on the NHS Immunisation Schedule website.
Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.
The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.
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.
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