The 3 main flu clinics for 2017 have been arranged for the following dates.
Saturday 23rd September 9.00am - 12.00 noon LUNESDALE SURGERY
Tuesday 3rd October 9.30am - 12.00 noon Kirkby Lonsdale Institute
Friday 13th October 9.30am - 12.00 noon Hornby Institute
This year we have ordered the quadrivalent flu vaccine in place of the trivalent. This gives added protection as it covers both the 2 A strains as well as the 2 B strains, whereas the trivalent used in previous years only covers ONE of the B strains.
Vaccinations are available for all patients who are 65yrs and over, patients who will be 65 before 31st March 2018 or anyone under 65 who falls into one of the "at risk" categories.
Patients with the following conditions fall into "at risk" groups:
Respiratory disease such as asthma and taking regular medication
Patients with reduced immunity
Patients who have had their spleen removed