Riverside Surgery

Riverside Surgery

525 New Chester Road, Rock Ferry, Wirral, CH42 2AG

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Telephone: 0151 645 3464

Email for prescriptions only: riversidesurgery.birkenhead@nhs.net

Flu Vaccinations

Posted on September 6th, 2017

Riverside Surgery will gearing up for ‘flu season’ and we will be starting our vaccination clinics from 26 September 2017 and are encouraging all eligible patients to come forward and book for their vaccination.

For most people, flu is a tiring and unpleasant illness. However for older people, young children, pregnant women and those with conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease; the flu can lead to serious complications.

Having a flu vaccination – given as a nasal spray for children – is a quick and easy way to reduce your risk of catching flu this winter.

If you are in one of the ‘at-risk’ categories, don’t wait for your GP to contact you; get in touch with us now and arrange to have your vaccination.

People eligible for a free flu vaccination from their GP are:

  • Pregnant women
  • Anyone aged 65 and over
  • Children aged 2 and 3
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    People with a long-term condition such as:

  • a heart problem
  • diabetes
  • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
  • Kidney disease
  • A neurological condition, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or learning disability
  • Liver disease
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  • People who have had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • People who have lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
  • Carers who look after family members or friend
  • People who have a BMI over 30