Annual Flu Vaccinations

The Annual Flu Vaccination Programme is for patients aged 65 years or over on 31st March 2017 (plus those under 65 at risk because of a long-term health condition such as diabetes, chronic heart, liver or kidney disease, chronic asthma or COPD).

Clinics are usually held at Portesham Surgery from September to mid-October. Pulse checks and pneumococcal or shingles vaccination were also offered to eligible patients.

GPs also attend the following village halls for flu clinics: Puncknowle Village Hall; Litton Cheney (LATCH meeting room);  Abbotsbury (Strangways Hall) and Burton Bradstock Reading Room.

Patients aged 70, 71, 72, 78 or 79 on 1st September 2016 were encouraged to have the Shingles vaccination. This is a relatively new vaccination programme offered since 2013; the aim is to offer it to all patients aged between 70 and 80 in a gradual programme (hence the complicated age range above).

If you have any questions, please ring Portesham Surgery: 01305 871468

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