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FLU VACCINATIONS: DON'T MISS YOUR FLU VACCINATION! Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it’s sometimes called seasonal flu. It’s a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A bad bout of flu can be much worse than a heavy cold. The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, headache, aches and pains in the joints and muscles, and extreme tiredness. Healthy individuals usually recover within two to seven days, but for some the disease can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability or even death.  Appointments for flu vaccinations for eligible patients (over 65s and those under 65 in relevant at risk groups) are now available to book at Topcliffe Surgery in November. We are also offering Pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations for eligible patients.  Please speak to a member of the reception team or see 'Latest News' for more information.

Travel Vaccinations

Our Practice Nurses are able to advise you on health matters for travel abroad.  You may need several weeks to complete a course of immunisations so please give them 8 weeks notice when ever possible.  

Please note the surgery only provides NHS travel vaccinations (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A & Cholera).

You may need to attend a private clinic and pay for non NHS travel vaccinations and/or malaria medication.  You can access a private clinic before seeing a nurse at the surgery.

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please print out and complete the travel health questionnaire below and return it to the surgery as soon as possible.  A copy of this questionnaire is also available from reception.

clock2Travel Questionnaire

Please make an initial 20 minute appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.  The countries and areas within countries that you are visiting determine what vaccinations are required. A second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.  These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.  Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

 
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