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FLU VACCINATIONS FOR CHILDREN 2019

We will invite all children aged 2 & 3 and also those aged 6 months to 2 years and 11 to 18 years who are in an 'at risk' category for their flu vaccinations as soon as we can. 

Unfortunately there are restrictions on supplies to GP Surgeries, which means we are having to tightly manage the invitations and clinics according to delivery schedules.  

Children aged 4 to 10 (in reception class and in school years 1 to 6) should be offered a vaccination via the school immunisation programme led by Virgincare.  

We apologise for the delay.

Should you not wish your child to receive a flu vaccination this year, please let our admin team know.


ADULT FLU VACCINATIONS 2019

Flu season is upon us once again! Invitations have been sent to patients who qualify for a free vaccination this year according to NHS guidelines.

Initial invitations have been sent by letter, or email to those patients who have given us prior consent (please remember to check your junk/spam folder).

Our clinics will be held predominantly on Saturdays throughout September & October; with a limited number of alternative appointments available on weekdays for those patients who cannot attend on a Saturday .

If you have not yet booked (or declined) your free NHS flu vaccination, or if you feel you qualify for one but have not received an invite, please contact us on the main surgery number and ask to speak to the admin team, or call in to our reception desk during opening hours. 

thank you

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/


IMPROVED ACCESS TO PRIMARY CARE

This practice will be ensuring everyone has easier and more convenient access to GP services, including appointments at evenings and weekends. We will be working with a variety of health care providers in several locations, all registered with CQC to provide GP services. The GP practice where the patient is seen will take responsibility for the regulated activity delivered there, regardless of where the patient is registered.

Evening appointments Monday to Friday, are available at Salisbury Medical Practice and Saturday appointments are available at Three  Chequers Medical Practice, Three Swans site for blood tests,  HCA and Nurse appointments.

What is the Travel Clinic?  

We offer advice to travellers on potential risks whilst abroad. Depending on these risks, injections or medication may be advised. Our Nursing Team will be able to offer some of these however you may be required to attend a private clinic for some vaccinations. In order to be able to advise you and offer the full range of protection available you will be required to inform us at least 6-8 weeks prior to your travel.

Advice on what's required for where you are travelling can be found on the  Fit For Travel Website .

 


What do I need to do? 

Please ask for a 30 minute travel appointment at reception.

Please bring to that appointment all previous travel vaccination records.

At the appointment the nurse will discuss with you what NHS vaccines are required and if you should attend a Private Travel Clinic.  Any vaccines given will be recorded in a vaccine record book to maintain a completed record. Some vaccinations need to be ordered in and will not be immediately available.

Malaria prophylaxis will be discussed with you you will be advised how to obtain them.

 


 Vaccines and Medications Available at Whiteparish Surgery

Any childhood vaccinations that you have not received will be offered to you along with your travel immunisations.  

 

Typhoid A single injection will last for 3 years 
Hepatitis A Course of 2 injections 6-12 months apart.  This will then last at least 20 years in adults
 Cholera An oral vaccine given as 2 doses within a 6 week period and lasts for 2 years in adults 
Anti–Malarial medication - individually tailored to countries, areas and exposure risk but only lasts for the duration of the trip 
 
There are private travel clinics in Salisbury, Winchester and Southampton.
 

Additional information and consent documents:

Patient Information and consent for Mefloquine

Malarone Information and Consent


 Information When Travelling Abroad

The EHIC website is a handy source of information that explains how to apply for a European Health Insurance Card. This card can be used to cover any necessary medical treatment due to either an accident or illness within the European Economic Area (EEA).

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office website can keep you up to date about the risks involved in visiting other countries. Visit http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/   

We have created a leaflet with all the necessary travel advice that you need.

Whiteparish Travel Leaflet


 Please be aware that even though you may have received all the appropriate medications and followed all the guidance, you may still become unwell. We suggest that you seek early medical attention if you get a fever, have gastric problems or feel unwell in the weeks or months following your trip.

 

 
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