Vaccination Updates & Clinics

MenACWY Vaccination

Teenagers and "fresher" students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis and septicaemia. The MenACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different strains of the meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia): A, C, W and Y.

The MenACWY vaccine provides important protection, and all teenagers born between September 1 1998 and August 31 1999 are advised to arrange vaccination with the practice. In addition, anyone born on or after September 1 1996 who missed their routine school vaccination in school years 9 and 10 or the catch-up MenACWY vaccination can get the vaccine from their GP up to their 25th birthday. 

Students going to university or college for the first time, including overseas and mature students, who have not yet had the MenACWY vaccine remain eligible up to their 25th birthday.

Influenza Vaccination

FLU VACCINE CLINICS - Added Sept 2020

We are now offering flu clinics on a Tuesday from 08:00 - 17:30. We can only offer Tuesday at the moment due to having to keep strict social distancing rules for both patients and staff. It is requested that anyone attending the surgery MUST wear a face mask. You will be asked to sanitize your hands and will have your temperature taken before hand. If your temperature is high and is above 37.8, you will be asked to leave the building immediately and be given information on what to do.  Please contact the surgery to book for slot 

If you fit in the any of the below criteria then you are entitled to a flu vaccine.

  • Over 65
  • Under 65 in an 'At Risk' Group
  • Health and Social Workers (ID must be provided)
  • Pregnant
  • Carer
  • Children 2, 3 years (Nasal Spray)
  • Children 10 - 17yrs 'At Risk' (Nasal Spray)

Children from 4yr - 10yrs will be done at school - if you miss the school date unfortunately we cant do the vaccine, you will need to contact the school

 IF YOU DO NOT REQUIRE THE FLU VACCINE OR WISH TO DECLINE PLEASE INFORM THE SURGERY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

ORCHA Apps

Finding the best health and care apps Apps present a fantastic opportunity to not only improve the quality of our healthcare, but also help us to live healthier lives. The market is awash with apps, though, and we have no ability to see whether what is being downloaded will actually improve our health or if our personal data will be stored safely.At the Practice, we want to ensure that if you are using apps to look after yourselves or manage any conditions you have, or if you are looking to start using them, you can find the best and safest ones available.For this reason, we would like to make you aware of bolton.orcha.co.uk - essentially a comparison website for health and care apps.  On there you can see how an app performs along three main strands: user experience, clinical effectiveness (i.e. how well it works) and data security (because we know how seriously we all take this these days).As a Practice we will be working to support you with using apps to support your self-care - so next time you're in, if it feels appropriate, we might well ask if you're interested in using an app to help you live more healthily.



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