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Welcome to St David's Family Practice

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Flu Campaign Winter 2016-2017

Our flu vaccines have now arrived and appointments can be made via  Reception. If you are unsure if you qualify for a free vaccine, or should have one due to medical issues, please ask our Staff.

People who should have a flu jab

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you: 

  • are 65 years of age or over   
  • are pregnant 
  • have certain medical conditions 
  • are very overweight
  • 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 
  • are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact, or a social care worker

Over-65s and the flu jab

You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2015-16) if you are aged 65 and over on March 31 2017 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1952. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2017, you do qualify.

Which children can have the flu vaccine?

An annual flu vaccine for children is available on the NHS from autumn 2015 for all two, three and four year olds.

Eligible children are those aged two, three and four on August 31 1 2016. That is, children with a date of birth on or after September 1 2011 and on or before August 31 2014.

The flu vaccine for children, which is given as a nasal spray, will also be offered to children in years one and two of primary school. In some parts of the country, all primary school children will also be offered the vaccine.

Most children will receive their flu vaccination at school, although in some areas it may be through alternative schemes such as community pharmacies and general practice.

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