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TRAVEL CLINIC NEWS

From 1st May 2017 the practice will no longer be offering travel clinic advice. Patients who require information regarding vaccinations and general travel advice should contact the Travel Clinic at Kerrsland Surgery, Tel:  02890657138.  Please note there is a £20 Consultation fee for this. 

 

Antibiotics are medications used to treat, and in some cases prevent, bacterial infections.

They can be used to treat relatively mild conditions such as acne as well as potentially life-threatening conditions such as pneumonia. 

However, antibiotics often have no benefit for many other types of infection and using them unnecessarily would only increase the risk of antibiotic resistance, so they are not routinely used.

 http://primarycare.hscni.net/pdf/I_dont_cure_the_cold_antibiotic_leaflet.pdf

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.

We will be running the flu clinics from week beginning 10th October.  We will also be holding a saturday clinic for all patients under 65 not including children on Saturday 15th October from 9-1. 

 

 
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