Flu vaccine 2017-18
Flu Vaccination Programme 2017-18
The Student Health Department is providing 'Flu vaccine to any students in one of the at-risk groups*.
No appointment is required, we will provdie it to you free of charge on a drop-in, walk-in basis.
As well as clinical healthcare students who are in contact with patients and clients, the vaccine is free to the following at-risk categories:
- are 65 years of age and over
- are pregnant
- have one of these long term health conditions:
- chronic heart disease (including a history of heart attack or unstable angina)
- chronic liver disease
- chronic renal failure
- chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma or bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- chronic neurological disease including multiple sclerosis, hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system
- diabetes mellitus
- down syndrome
- morbid obesity i.e. body mass index (BMI) over 40
- immunosuppression due to disease or treatment (including treatment for cancer
- work in healthcare
- are a carer
- live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
- in regular contact with pigs or poultry
Just call into reception between 9:15am and 12:15pm and 2:15 pm an 4;15pm and tell our receptionsist that you would like to have a 'Flu vaccine.
NOTE: You should not get the flu vaccine if you have had a severe allergic (anaphylaxis) reaction to a previous dose or any part of the vaccine.
Vaccination will re-scheduled if you have an acute illness with a temperature greater than 38°C