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FLU CLINICS 

It's that time of year again FLU Vaccinations there are 2 types of vaccines available this year under 65's and over 65's so please make sure you book into the correct clinic. The vaccines will be delivered at different times and our first delivery will be for patients under 65 years of age will be on 26th September

The following patient's qualify to have a free vaccination 

  • All patients over the age of 64 (65 years plus)
  • All patients who have a chronic condition for example diabetes, Respiratory problems, heart disease and immune suppressed conditions
  • Pregnant women
  • Children aged 2 - 3 years old

Our first clinic will be for all patients who are UNDER 65 Years of age on SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER and we are able to take bookings now.

Our patients who are 65 years and over will not be able to have the vaccine until our first clinic on SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

 

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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