Dear Patient

Your medical condition or your age suggests that you may be at greater risk of the complications of flu.

We would encourage you to have your free, annual flu vaccination at the surgery. Please drop-in between   10.00 AM to 12.00 PM on the 10th September, 18th September and 15th October 2016. In this clinic we cannot provide the children (under 17) flu vaccination. If you are unable to attend these clinics you can drop-in daily during surgery’s opening time.

To high-light some of the positive steps we are taking look after you on the day:

  1. You may also be offered a vaccination against Pneumococcal disease which can cause severe pneumonia or a new zoster vaccine to reduce the chance of getting Shingles and neuralgia.
  2. Carers are eligible for the free flu vaccination (as the welfare of the person they care for may be at risk if the carer falls ill). If there is someone you rely upon to care for you, we suggest they contact their own GP Practice to ask for a free flu jab.
  3. Our Charity partner this year is Unicef and we hope that you can come to look at the work we are doing with them. We have an ongoing relationship with them and provide support to them through one of our clinics. The head of the Unicef campus organisation for Wales will be on our site to give you more information on the day.
  4. Our Patient Participation Group will be there to assist and may be you can get involved.

Flu vaccination provides the best protection against an unpredictable virus, and it is the best overall way to protect yourself and your family from flu, so please do make an appointment with us.  However, if you decide not to have the vaccination please let us know so we can enter this on your medical records.

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Yours sincerely

Dr S Patel and  Dr D Thakrar