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Have you had your Flu Vaccination yet? We are now at the end of our Flu Vaccination Campaign. Call us on 0161 426 0011 to arrange a time that suits you or book online at patientaccess.com  


We are delighted to confirm that following our recent Care Quality Commission inspection in February 2018, we have been reaccredited as an Outstanding Practice. For further information click above to read the report.

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FLU VACCINATION CAMPAIGN 2018/19

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We're now booking flu clinics

You can book your appointment via

           To find out more about our Online Services, click here, ask at Reception or
           email STOCCG.MarpleCottageReception@nhs.net 

  • Telephone on 0161 426 0011  

Letter to Children Aged 2 & 3 

This year there are two different flu vaccines this year

Please note that this year there are two different flu vaccines specifically designed to be more effective according to your age;

 

The Vaccination will run slightly different this year and we would like to provide some information in this respect.

 

In October 2017, the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations, an independent expert advisory committee of the UK Department of Health, stated that the use of an Adjuvanted Trivalent Influenza Vaccination in patients aged 65 years and over would be more effective than the Non-Adjuvanted Vaccines currently in use. (An Adjuvant is a substance that is added to a vaccine to increase the body’s immune response to a vaccine). The Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency have also advised that there are no concerns regarding the safety of Adjuvanted Trivalent Influenza Vaccinations.

 

Subsequently, Public Health England determined that patients aged 65 and over will receive a different flu vaccination to eligible patients under 65 years of age.

 

The practice will therefore give the following flu vaccinations to patients:- 

Aged 65 & over – We will be offering you an ‘Adjuvanted Trivalent’ Vaccine (Fluad) which is proven to be more effective ie aimed to protect you against the most likely strains of Influenza.

Aged 18 - 64 years of age, who are eligible for a free flu vaccine (ie have a long term condition, pregnant or a carer) [See below], we will be offering a ‘Quadrivalent’ Vaccine, from Mylan, which is proven to be more effective for this age group.  This vaccine is much less effective for the over 65’s who should have the Fluad vaccine

Aged 2 – 17 years of age - Children between the ages of 2 – 17 years will be offered a ‘Quadrivalent’ Nasal Flu vaccine.

 

Who Can Have The Flu Vaccination?

You are eligible to have the Free NHS Flu Vaccination, if you meet one or more of the following criteria:- 

Aged 2 & 3 (Less than 4 years) - entitled to Nasal Flu Vaccination

 

Aged 65 & Over - (Including turning 65 by 31 March 2018, i.e. born on or before 31 March 1954)

 

 

Under 65 years of age with one or more of the following medical conditions or criteria:

Chronic respiratory disease aged 6mths+

  • Asthma – if requires frequent/repeated use of steroids)
  • COPD
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Interstitial lung fibrosis
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • BPD
  • Children who have previously been admitted to hospital for lower respiratory tract disease

 

Chronic heart disease 6mth+

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Hypertension with cardiac complications
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Patients who have reg medications/fu for IHD

 

Chronic kidney disease 6mth+

  • Chronic kidney disease at stages 3, 4 & 5
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Patient with kidney transplantation

 

Chronic liver disease 6mth+

  • Cirrhosis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Chronic hepatitis

 

Chronic neurological disease 6mth+

  • Stroke
  • TIA
  • Learning disability
  • Vulnerable patients (Subject to GP assessment) eg Cerebral Palsy, Degenerative Disease of Nervous System, MS

 

Diabetes

  • Type 1 & 2 requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes

 

Immunosuppression 6mth+ (Clinical decision on case-by-case basis)

  • Patients undergoing chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, HIV infection, multiple myeloma, genetic disorders affecting immune system 

  

Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen 6mth+
 

  

Pregnant women
 

     Patients aged 16 years+ with a BMI greater than 40kg/m
 

  

Patients in long stay residential care homes
  

  

Carers

 

   

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