Willowbrook Medical Practice

Willowbrook Medical Practice

Brook Street, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 1ES

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Telephone: 01623 440018

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Seasonal Flu

Flu virusOur 2018/19 Seasonal Flu Campaign starts in September

You should have the free flu vaccine if have one of the following long-term conditions:

Chronic respiratory disease:

  • Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).
  • Children who have previously been admitted to hospital for lower respiratory tract disease.

Chronic heart disease

  • Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications, chronic heart failure, individuals requiring regular medication and/or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease.

Chronic kidney disease

  • Chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5, chronic kidney failure, nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplantation.

Chronic neurological disease

  • Stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Conditions in which respiratory function may be compromised due to neurological disease (e.g. polio syndrome sufferers).

Diabetes

  • Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes.

Immunosuppression

  • Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, including patients undergoing chemotherapy leading to immunosuppression, bone marrow transplant, HIV infection at all stages, multiple myeloma or genetic disorders affecting the immune system.

Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen

  • This also includes conditions such as homozygous sickle cell disease and coeliac syndrome that may lead to splenic dysfunction.

Pregnant women – see leaflet

  • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy (first, second or  third  trimesters) including those who become pregnant during flu season.

Who should consider having a flu vaccination?

All those who have any condition listed on this page, or who are:

Childrenalso see this page

  • all those aged two and three (but not four years or older) on 31 August 2018 (ie date of birth on or after 1 September 2014 and on or before 31 August 2016).
  • all children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • all primary school-aged children in former primary school pilot areas.
  • If you are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above).
  • People aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups.
  • People aged 65 years and over (including those becoming 65 years by 31 March 2019.
  • Those living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality (this does not include prisons, young offender institutions, university halls of residence etc).
  • Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
  • Household contacts of immunocompromised individuals, specifically those who expect to share living accommodation on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable.
  • Frontline health and social care workers with direct patient/service user contact should be provided with flu vaccination by their employer. This includes staff in all NHS trusts, general practices, care homes, and domiciliary care.

Ask at reception for an appointment.

You can read more in these booklets:

Flu immunisation – Who should have it and why Flu Immunisation Information for Parents All about flu and how to stop getting it (EasyRead version for people with learning difficulties) All about flu and how to stop getting it (EasyRead version for children with learning disabilities)

 

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30am - 18:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:30am - 18:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:30am - 18:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:30am - 18:30pm
  • Friday
    08:30am - 18:30pm
  • Saturday
    Extended hours appointments available on request
  • Sunday
    Extended hours appointments available on request