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Flu Clinics 2019

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility 
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill 
  • or have a serious long-term health condition, including:
    • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma
    • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
    • chronic kidney disease
    • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
    • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
    • diabetes
    • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
    • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS
    • being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
  • eligible children who are aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2018 – that is, children born between September 1 2015 and August 31 2017
  • Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.
  • Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings.

Our Flu Clinics can now be booked.

Flu Clinic Times

28th September

Beaumont Villa Surgery

Plympton Health Centre

5th October

Beaumont Villa Surgery

Efford Medical Centre

12th October

Plympton Health Centre

If you have any queries please contact the surgery.

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Are you: An older person who has several different health problems, problems with walking or managing everyday activities

Are you: An older person who has several different health problems, problems with walking or managing everyday activities

We are researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School. We would like to speak to older people to help us develop research ideas that matter. Your ideas will help us to design research to understand how we can best support older people in primary care.

We would like to talk to you about:

What problems you might have relating to wellbeing or independence?

•What could help you with your problems?

•Whether things could be done differently?

No preparation is necessary for the meeting. All travel expenses will be refunded on the day and you will receive a £30 Thank you payment

The event will be held on Thursday 10thOctober, from 10:00 –14:00. Boringdon Park golf club, Plympton, PL7 4QG

If you would like to register for this event, or would like to know more, please contact Emma Cockcroft at e.j.cockcroft@ex.ac.uk or call 01392 722764