An annual FLU vaccination is strongly recommended for patients that are;
- Over 65 years of age
Rydal now has FLU vaccination clinics available so please call reception and book an appointment.
COVID VACCINATION PROGRAMME
The covid vaccination programme will shortly be underway in Redbridge for patients aged 80 and over. Eligible patients will be contacted with details of their appointments. The vaccination site will be at Sir James Hawkey Hall and not at the surgery.
For now, we ask our patients to help us deliver this effectively to those who need it most by doing the following:
- wait to be invited for your vaccine– you will be contacted when it’s the right time to come forward so please do not seek a vaccine before then
- act on your invite and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them
- ensure you cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend by calling 020 3770 1888.
An annual influenza vaccination is strongly recommended for all patients over 65 years of age. It is also strongly recommended for all patients with heart or kidney disease and those with asthma, chronic bronchitis or diabetes as well as those in nursing or residential homes. The vaccine is free of charge. Please contact the reception staff in early September for details of when the vaccination clinics will be held.
The MenACWY Vaccine helps protect you from four types of meningitis and blood poisoning – Men A, C, W and Y. But there are other types so you need to know the signs and symptoms. Being aware could help keep you and your friends safe. Click here for more information.
It is strongly recommended that every patient over the age of 65 years has a pneumonia vaccination. The vaccine is also strongly recommended for all patients with heart or kidney disease and those with asthma, chronic bronchitis or diabetes as well as those in nursing or residential homes. The vaccine is free of charge and, according to current advice, need only be given once in a lifetime.
Please make an appointment at least eight weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is available at reception. Vaccinations cannot be arranged at short notice. Nor can we usually provide those required for multiple destinations. Additional information can be found at the NHS travel vaccination page. Yellow fever vaccination cannot be given at this surgery. It is, however, available from either of the following:
- The Roding Hospital, telephone 020 8551 1100
- South Woodford Health Centre, telephone 020 8491 3333