Flu vaccine ‘ready’ at Bute Practice

The flu vaccine is now available at Bute Practice for eligible patients.
The flu vaccine is now available at Bute Practice for eligible patients.

Those who are eligible for the flu vaccination can now obtain the jab from the island’s health centre.

All patients over 65 years, and those in clinical risk groups including those who are more likely to develop complications from flu, are eligible for the annual vaccination from Bute Practice.

The ‘Fluenz’ - which is administered to children aged between two and five years old and those not attending school - will not be available for another couple of weeks, the Practice has said.

The Shingles campaign for 2015/16 has also been launched, and all those eligible for the vaccine will receive an invitation to attend the practice in due course.

* A text messaging reminder service for patients is currently being set up - those wishing to register should complete a consent form, available from Bute Practice.