Swine Flu vaccination is now underway. This vaccine is targeted at the following groups of patients:
Anyone from 6 months of age or older with an underlying health condition e.g. Asthma, COPD, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Immune Deficiency etc. - Household contacts of those with low immunity. - Pregnant women will be vaccinated at their hospital antenatal clinic.
The vaccine is extremely safe. Most patients will require only one dose but children under 10 years will require two doses 3 weeks apart.
We will contact eligible patients by letter as supplies of the vaccine become available.
Swine Flu Information http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/swine-flu