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Influenza Vaccinations

Our Adult Flu Vaccine & Child Nasal Flu Vaccine supplies arrive throughout October, eligible patients can book via our reception team, please call 01279 827608 after 10am to book your flu vaccination.

You can also request an appointment for the flu vaccine via our email - parsonageadmin@nhs.net & we will call you back to arrange a suitable appointment.

Please also advise if you wish to decline & our reception team will update your record.

For Winter 2019/2020, we will be offering eligible patients the Flucelvax Cell based quadrivalent influenza vaccine ( QIVc ) vaccine.

This will benefit patients by ensuring that they have the most suitable vaccine that gives them the best protection against flu.

Click here to download the leaflet 'The flu vaccination, Winter 2019/20. Who should have it and why'.

Click here for an audio version of the 'Protecting your child from flu' leaflet.

Click here for information on how to request a copy of the 'Protecting your child from flu' leaflet in braille.

Click here for the 'Protecting your child from flu' leaflet which is also available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Romani, Romanian, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish and Urdu.

Click here to download the EasyRead leaflet for people with learning disabilities 'Protect yourself from flu, have the flu vaccine'.

Click here to download the EasyRead leaflet for people with learning disabilities all about flu and how to stop getting it.

Click here to download the EasyRead leaflet for people with learning disabilities all about flu and the flu vaccination.

Click here for an Easy Read Flu Information including info on the nasal spray - This helps the person understand why they are entitled to a Flu Jab.

Click here for a guide to the person and their carers to support them in understanding the information and making and informed decision BEFORE they get to the appointment.

Click here for an easy read poster on Flu vaccine

Click here for a guide to Flu Vaccinations for under 18s.

NASAL FLU 2019/20:

Supplies are scheduled to arrive end October, our reception team will start contacting eligible patients.

There are strict ordering controls of nasal vaccine quantities currently, therefore appointments will be subject to vaccine deliveries being received.

Please be aware the nasal flu vaccine does contain gelatine that comes from pork as one of its additives. Gelatine is commonly used in a range of medicines, including capsules & some other vaccines. The gelatine used in Fluenz Tetra is highly purified & used to stabilise the live vaccine. Many stabilsers were tried out by the manufacturers but this gelatine was chosen because it was the best product.

The World Health Organisation consulted over 100 Muslim Scholars who confirmed that gelatine used in medicines is considered transformed & therefore lawful & permissible in the Muslim faith. This is accepted widely by Muslims in many parts of the world, including USA where a vaccine the same as Fluenz Tetra has been used successfully for over ten years.

Click here for more information about the contents of the nasal flu vaccine.

If after reading the above you would still prefer an alternative due to religion, diet, allergies please inform our staff when booking your child's appointment & this information will be passed to our Nurse.

Eligible patients:

Six months to 2 years old – only if at high risk (check with GP/Nurse)

  • children aged 2 and 3 years on 31 August 2019 (with a date of birth between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2017 inclusive)

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  • children of appropriate age for reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (that is 4 to 11 year olds, with a date of birth between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2015 inclusive) regardless of whether they attend school

Some children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 might have a date of birth outside of these date ranges (for instance if a child has been accelerated or held back a year), it is acceptable to offer and provide immunisations to these children with their class peers

Children and Young People in Special Educational Needs Schools will be vaccinated up to their 18th birthday.

WILL BE VACCINATED AT SCHOOL
12 to 17 year olds with Long Term Health Condition (LTC) BOOK WITH NURSE AT PARSONAGE SURGERY - eligible only if have Long Term Condition (LTC)

How is the nasal spray flu vaccine given?

The vaccine is given as a single spray squirted up each nostril. Not only is it needle-free – a big advantage for children – the nasal spray is quick, painless, and works even better than the injected flu vaccine.

The vaccine is absorbed very quickly. It will still work even if, after the vaccination, your child develops a runny nose, sneezes or blows their nose.

Are there any children who should delay having the nasal spray flu vaccine?

Children should have their nasal spray flu vaccination delayed if they:

  • are unwell with a fever or are wheezy
  • If your child has a fever, the vaccination can be delayed until they feel better.
  • If a child is wheezy or has been wheezy in the past week, their vaccination should be postponed until they have been wheeze-free for at least 3 days.
  • If a child has a heavily blocked or runny nose, it might stop the vaccine getting into their system. In this case, their flu vaccination can be postponed until their nasal symptoms have cleared up.

School Aged Immunisation Service

The telephone contact details for parents wishing to make enquiries for vaccination schedules in schools, advice about the vaccination programmes or to book an appointment for missed immunisations is:

01727 732062 for all secondary school children

01462 341173 for all primary school children (flu programme)

Email address for general enquiries:

hct.immsenquiries@nhs.net

 

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