Flu Vaccine  Autumn 2022

Commencing 03/10/2022

Vaccines will be given to the patients in the surgery.

 

Appointments via phone 056 7721320 or the booking system for registered patients of Ayrfield Medical Practice.

Flu Vaccines for patients aged 80 or over will be given at the same time as the Covid-19 Booster as recommended by the Department of Health.

Invitation text messages will be sent out.

Are you Eligible?

Flu vaccine is recommended.
Some people are more at risk of getting complications if they catch flu.

You can get the flu vaccine for free if you:

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    are 65 years of age and over

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    are pregnant

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    are an adult or child aged 6 months or older at increased risk for flu related complications including

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    those with long term conditions

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    chronic heart disease, including acute coronary syndrome

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    chronic liver disease

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    chronic renal failure

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    chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma or bronchopulmonary dysplasia

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    chronic neurological disease including multiple sclerosis, hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system

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    diabetes mellitus

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    haemoglobinopathies

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    morbid obesity i.e. body mass index (BMI) over 40

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    immunosuppression due to disease or treatment (including treatment for cancer)

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    children with a moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disorder such as cerebral palsy

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    children on long term aspirin therapy 

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    those with any condition that can compromise respiratory function (e.g. spinal cord injury, seizure disorder or other neuromuscular disorder) especially those attending special schools or day centres

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    were born with Down syndrome

  • some people should get the vaccine to protect themselves, their families and those they care for. These include:

  • those who work in healthcare

  • only household contacts or carers of people who have an underlying chronic health condition or have Down syndrome are eligible to receive an influenza vaccine.

  • A carer is described as someone who is providing an ongoing significant level of care to a person who is in need of care in the home due to illness or disability or frailty.

  • People who are in regular contact with pigs, poultry or waterfowl should get the flu vaccine. 


Please note:

Carers and household contacts of people who are

  •  aged 65 years and older (who do not also have a chronic health condition)

  • pregnant women (who do not also have a chronic health condition)

  • children aged 2-17 years (who do not also have a chronic health condition)

  • or of healthcare workers or carers (who do not also have a chronic health condition)

Are NOT recommended the influenza vaccine

If you are in an at-risk group, you should get the flu vaccine during Autumn.

 

Flu Vaccine Clinic Availability is subject to supply of vaccines from the HSE.

 

 

 Flu (Nasal) vaccine for children aged 2 to 17 is available a text will be sent from the pratice once the Vaccine Clinics are Available