All the vaccines below take place in a 10 minute appointment with either a healthcare assistant or a Nurse. Please call the surgery on 02476 315432 as soon as possible to make an appointment.
You're eligible for the shingles vaccine if you're aged 70 or 78 years old.
In addition, anyone who was previously eligible (born on or after 2 September 1942) but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday.
When you're eligible, you can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year.
More information about the Shingles vaccination can be found on the Shingles vaccine page on the NHS website.
The flu vaccine is given to people who:
- are 50 and over (including those who'll be 50 by 31 March 2021)
- have certain health conditions
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- frontline health or social care workers
More information about the flu vaccination can be found on the Flu vaccine page on the NHS website.
There are 4 groups of people who are advised to get vaccinated against pneumococcal infections:
- people aged 65 and over
- anyone from the ages of 2 to 64 with a health condition that increases their risk of pneumococcal infection
- anyone at occupational risk, such as welders
More information on the Pneumococcal vaccination can be found on the Pneumococcal vaccine page on the NHS website.