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 MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 10 -16TH MAY 2021 - PLEASE SEE OUR LATEST NEWSLETTERS FOR LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT BY CLICKING ON THE 'LATEST NEWS' ICON LISTED IN OUR QUICK LINKS. 

UPDATE: October 20 - OUR NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 0161 357 2315.

If you are aged 50 years or above and have not had your first COVID-19 vaccination, please book an appointment AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If you have received a link to do this via text message, please follow the link to book your appointment, otherwise, please contact the Practice. Vaccine supplies may be limited after 20.03.2021."

The Surgery will close for staff training on (usually) the 1st or 2nd Thursday (ocassionally Wednesday) every month. Please note that these dates are subject to change as per Oldham CCG. The Practice will be CLOSED from 1.00pm until 7.30am the following day.

If you need to order a repeat prescription please email oldccg.scriptrequest@nhs.net, please only contact the surgery to order medication if you are unable to email your request. Prescriptions take 48 hours to be processed. 

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.  For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

At-risk groups

It is recommended that you have a flu jab if you fall into one or more of the following categories:

Are 65 years old or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2020). 

All pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season).

Are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility. 

People who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.

People with medical conditions

The flu vaccine is offered free to anyone who is over six months of age and has one of the following medical conditions:



 
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