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Alderwood Medical PracticeLongford RoadCannock, WS11 1QNTel: 01543 571055
Flu Vaccination clinics have been running since September.
We have offered vaccinations to all patients aged 65 years and over and have been pleased with the response to our invitations. There are still quite a number of patients who have not yet advised us if they do want the vaccination or not this year. Letting us know makes it far easier for us to know how much additional vaccine we need to source.
We are still booking clinics for all patients aged under 65 years with Chronic Conditions who are considered at risk. Pregnant women and children aged 2 - 3 years. There are several flu vaccines available and patients will be booked for the one that is most effective for their age.
Our last delivery of vaccine for the Under 65 year age group has arrived today and appointments are still available. We would encourage anyone who hasn't yet responded to an invitation, or thinks they are entitled to a vaccination but hasn't received an invitation to contact us as soon as possible.
For those that have received a text invitation who do not wish to be vaccinated this year it is possible to reply to the text message with the word 'decline' and this will opt you out of any further invitations and makes it easier for us to plan clinics.
Not all travel vaccinations are available on the NHS. The practice is therefore only able to offer vaccinations which are.
It is essential however that patients seek advice regarding the wider implications of travel such as:
reducing the risk of DVTs
protection from illness related to food and water
the risks associated with sunburn
recognition of symptoms of illness
There are also a wider range of subjects which would be dictated by the type of holiday and the individual patient.
The practice is restricted to the time we can allocate for the Practice Nurse to offer travel advice. We would hope that patients would understand the importance of the nurse being available to see patients and offer services which are not available elsewhere.
We would therefore advise all patients travelling abroad to attend a private provider offering this service. There are a number of pharmacies locally who do. They will advise on the vaccinations required for your chosen destination and advice on the above points.
To help identify what vaccinations may be needed we can provide details of the vaccinations we hold on record for you.
Should the travel advisor recommend that you require Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Diptheria, Tetanus or Polio Vaccinations as part of your travel requirements we will be happy to arrange an appointment for these to be given at the practice as these vaccinations can be given on the NHS. We will need sight of these recommendations so please bring this information with you when attending your appointment.
The travel advisor will indicate the time frame at which these should be given in relation to your travel. We would therefore ask that you contact us to book an appointment as soon as you have this information.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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