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SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION

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 2014 and August 31 2016
  •    Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2018. 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 will be carried out across both sites.

LEASE NOTE

  • For all patients over 65 Flu Clinics will be walk in clinics so you will not need to make an appointment.
  • For all patients under 65 you will need to call the surgery and book an appointment.

FLU CLINICS:

OVER 65 ONLY WALK IN FLU CLINIC

 

CALLOWLAND SURGERY

(141a Leavesden Road, Watford, WD24 5DG)

 

TUESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER WALK IN CLINIC TIMES 07.00 – 18.00

 

MANOR VIEW PRACTICE

(Bushey Medical Centre, Bushey, WD23 2NN)

 

THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER WALK IN CLINIC TIMES 07.00 – 18.00

 

 

PLEASE NOTE YOU DO NOT NEED TO CALL US TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT THESE ARE WALK IN CLINICS ONLY

  

UNDER 65 ONLY BOOKED FLU CLINIC

 

CALLOWLAND SURGERY

(141a Leavesden Road, Watford, WD24 5DG)

 

WEDNESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2019 / TUESDAY 1st OCTOBER 2019

01923 225128

 

MANOR VIEW PRACTICE

(Bushey Medical Centre, Bushey, WD23 2NN)

 

THURSDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2019 / WEDNESDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2019

01923 247446

 

 

PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT

 If you have any queries please contact the surgery.

External Websites

Sharps Collection
Manor View Practice is not able to accept patients’ sharps bins/boxes (used for needles or syringes).  To arrange a free collection service for sharps bins/boxes, please contact

Hertsmere Borough Council(If you live in Bushey) Tel: 020 8207 2277   Ask for Clinical Waste Services
Watford Borough Council(If you live in Watford)Tel: 01923 278625   Ask for Clinical Waste Services
Three Rivers District Council(If you live in Three Rivers) Tel: 01923 776611   Ask for Clinical Waste Services

Patients who have received one off treatments requiring needles should return their sealed sharps bins to the Hospitals that dispensed them.

  
 
Hertfordshire Health Walks
This programme is available to view at Hertfordshire Walks.  Hertfordshire is a fantastic place for walks.  Why not meet new friends whilst having fun and improving your fitness.
 

Your Care Your Future
Local NHS and County Councils are working together in West Herts on a major review on health and social care services in the area. Visit www.yourcareyourfuture.org.uk   

Breast Screening
The current national breast screening uptake initiative aims to increase breast screening uptake.  Manor View Practice would like to stress the importance of attending your breast screening appointment.  Below are links that you may find useful both pre and post screening.
 
North London Breast Screening Service
www.nlbss.org.uk        
   
NHS Breast Screening Programme Publications
www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/breastscreen/publications/index.html       
 
Breast Cancer Care
www.breastcancercare.org.uk

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