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Flu, Shingles and Pneumo Info

Flu season is here!

The Department of Health recommends flu vaccinations annually and pneumococcal vaccinations as a 'once only' vaccine, for all people over 65 years of age by 31st March 2020. They also strongly recommend that people in the following risk groups have the vaccine regardless of age:

Heart Disease/Chronic Respiratory Disease/Asthma/Diabetes/Kidney Disease/Immunosuppressed/Carers/Splenic Dysfunction/Pregnant Women/Neurological Disease.

The 2019-20 influenza vaccine contains the following for under 65 year olds:

If you are under 65 years of age you will receive the quadrivalent vaccine containing the following:

  • an A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;

  • an A/Kansas/14/2017 (H3N2)-like virus; *

  • a B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage); and

  • a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata/16/88 lineage)

The 2019-20 influenza vaccine contains the following for over 65 year olds:

If you are over 65 years age you will receive the trivalent vaccine containing the following:

  • an A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Kansas/14/2017 (H3N2)-like virus; *
  • B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus of the B/Victoria/2/87-lineage.

PLEASE INFORM STAFF IF YOU HAVE AN ALLERGY TO EGGS

some vaccinations may contain traces of eggs such as ovalbumin and residues of neomycin and polymyxin



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