All vaccinations are given by appointment
with a practice nurse during normal surgery hours. Please ensure the receptionist
is aware of the reason for your appointment as injections can only be administered
when a doctor is on the premises.
recommendations are that you need 5 vaccinations in your lifetime.
protects patients against the commonest form of pneumonia. It is recommended for
all patients over 65 years or those with chronic diseases.
Influenza vaccines are available free of
charge to patients over 65 by 31st March 2017, under 65 with a chronic medical
condition, registered carers and pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy. The
practice will hold open access clinics during September at St. Michael's Community
Hall and all patients are invited by letter.
All children aged two, three and
four on 31 August 2016 or under 18 and in an 'at risk' group will also be offered
the seasonal flu vaccination in the 2016/17 season as a nasal spray.
The shingles vaccine is routinely available
to people aged 70 or 78 on 1 September 2016.
Anyone eligible for immunisation
in the previous three years of the programme who missed out on their shingles
vaccination, remains eligible until their 80th birthday.
The shingles vaccine
is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 and over because it seems to be
less effective in this age group.
All 18 year olds on 31 August 2016
are recommended to have a Meningitis ACWY vaccination. Invitation will be by letter
and appointments should be made as soon as possible with a practice nurse. Young
people remain eligible for this vaccine up until 25 years of age.
will be informed by telephone or post when their child is due for immunisation.
We request that parents remember to attend with their child's Red Book and do
not book an appointment when siblings would be present.
New patients are
requested to let the practice know if their child is due for a vaccine when they
For more information on the NHS vaccination schedule visit