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Influenza Vaccinations 2018/19:
As Flu season starts you may notice our promotional posters advising who is eligible for the flu vaccination. It is suggested that anyone over the age of 65 or patients with a long term condition should be vaccinated; it is also advised that children receive their free flu vaccination as well.
There are two types of vaccine this year; Adjuvanted (aTIV) specifically for age 65 and over, and Quadrivalent (QIV) for anyone under the age of 65 who is eligible.
We have been informed we must prioritise those aged 75 years and over and those aged 65-74 years with an underlying health condition at the start of the flu season.
Once these groups have been covered, all the other 65-74 year olds will be called as further deliveries of aTIV arrive.
Flu usually starts from December onwards; therefore, people vaccinated in November or before should benefit from the vaccination protection.
We will be holding Saturday clinics for those who are unable to attend during normal surgery hours, as well as evening clinics.
If you are unsure if you are eligible to have a vaccination please ask at reception as they can advise you.
Did you know that most minor ailments can be treated at your local pharmacy without the need to see your GP first.
Please click the link for full details http://psnc.org.uk/dudley-lpc/services/commissioned-services/pharmacy-first-mas/
Please note that you will need your NHS number to give to the pharmacy.
Extended Access Scheme (New for 2017)
In the Stourbridge, Wollescote and Lye area practices are working in partnership to provide additional GP appointments. If you need access to an evening or weekend non-urgent appointment, please call and speak to the receptionist at your registered practice during normal opening hours.
Your appointment may be with another practice in the area and may not be at your registered practice.