Influenza and Coronavirus Information

Flu

Flu Vaccination Clinic

All eligible patients will be contacted via text message or letter with details on how to book your annual vaccination appointment. There is no need to contact the surgery about your flu vaccination, as we will contact all eligible patients nearer the time. 

 

People who should have a flu vaccine

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications.

You should have the flu vaccine if you: 

  • are 65 years of age or over (including those who will be 65 by 31 March 2024)
  • are pregnant 
  • have certain medical conditions 
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility 
  • receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • live with someone who is more likely to get a severe infection due to a weakened immune system, such as someone living with HIV, someone who has had a transplant, or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis

For more information on the free NHS vaccination please visit www.nhs.uk

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? This question raises a great deal of discussion. To find out what a group of international scientists and experts of the immune system have to say about it, take a look at this short and informative animated video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRyDSqlnaBY 

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COVID-19 Information

For update to date goverment guidance on COVID-19 visit gov.uk

We are seeing a rise in cases of COVID-19 across the country, including Devon. We also have a rising number of cases in our hospitals. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, don't visit our hospitals. If you have an outpatient appointment please call the number at the top of your appointment letter.

 

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS 

As from 31st Janaury 2024 the Autumn COVID booster campiagn has now come to an end. Flu vaccinations are available until the 31st March 2023.

  

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY ABOUT YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION

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Mental Wellbeing During Covid-19

COVID-19 means we are all experiencing an unprecedented situation. Everyone reacts differently, and we will have periods where we find it more difficult to deal with. It’s okay not to feel okay. Talking to someone can often help.

Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.

If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.

 

 

Do you have a Pre-Existing Condition?

Macmillan – Cancer & Covid-19

Asthma UK – What to do if you have asthma

Blood Cancer UK – Information for people affected by blood cancer

Diabetes UK – Coronavirus & Diabetes

Kidney Care UK – Guidance for patients with chronic kidney disease