Grove House Surgery

Grove House Surgery

80 Pryors Lane, Bognor Regis, PO21 4JB

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Telephone: 01243 265222

Vaccinations and Immunisations

Every winter we offer flu vaccinations to all our patients who meet the at risk criteria defined by the Department of Health. The list of eligible patients who will be offered the seasonal flu vaccine for the 2020/2021 season and may be found in the table below.

Eligible Groups Further Detail
All patients aged 65 years and over “Sixty-five and over” is defined as those aged 65 years and over on 31 March 2021 (i.e. born on or before 31 March 1955).
Chronic respiratory diseaseaged six months or older Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema:
Bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstital lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).
Children who have previously been admitted to hospital for lower respiratory tract disease.
Chronic heart disease
aged six months or older
Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications, chronic heart failure, individuals requiring regular medication and/or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease.
Chronic kidney disease
aged six months or older
Chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5, chronic kidney failure, nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplation.
Chronic liver disease
aged six months or older
Cirrhosis, biliary atresia, chronic hepatitis.
Chronic neurological diseaseaged six months or older Stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA).
Conditions in which respiratory function may be compromised, due to neurological disease (e.g. polio syndrome suffers).
Clinicians should consider on an individual basis the clinical needs of patients including individuals with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and related or similar conditions.
Hereditary and degenerative disease of the nervous system or muscles, or severe neurological disability.
aged six months or older
Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes.
Immunosuppression aged 6 months and older Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment. Patients undergoing chemotherapy leading to immunosuppression. Asplenia or splenic dysfunction, HIV infection at all stages. Individuals treated with or likely to be treated with systemic steroids for more than a month at a dose equivalent to prednisolone at 20mg or more per day (any age) or for children under 20kg a dose of 1mg or more per kg per day.

It is difficult to define at what level of immuno-suppression a patient could be considered to be at a greater risk of the serious consequences of flu and should be offered flu vaccination. This decision is best made on an individual basis and left to the patient’s clinician. Some immunocompromised patients may have a suboptimal immunological response to the vaccine.

Consideration should also be given to the vaccination of household contacts of immunocompromised individuals, i.e. individuals who expect to share living accommodation on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable. This may include carers (see below).

Pregnant Women Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy (first, second or third trimesters).
People in long-stay residential or homes Vaccination is recommended for people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions, or university halls of residence.
Carers Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer, or the carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
Health and Social Care Staff Professional health and social care workers who are in direct contact with patients/clients should be vaccinated by their employer as part of an occupational health programme.

Patients in these categories will also be offered a vaccine against pneumonia.
The rules laid down by the Department of Health state that if you do not fall into an at risk group, we are not permitted to provide vaccination under the NHS. However you can obtain a private vaccination and many businesses now provide this facility for their staff.

A printable version of this information is available at the bottom of this page.

Childhood Immunisation Programme

When to Immunise Diseases protected against Vaccine given
2 months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis
(whooping cough), polio and
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Pneumococcal disease
DTaP/IPV/Hib and
conjugate vaccine
Rotarix (Oral)
3 months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Meningococcal group C disease (MenC)
DTaP/IPV/Hib and
Rotarix (Oral)
4 months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Meningococcal group C disease (MenC)
Pneumococcal disease
MenC and PCV
Between 12 and 13 months – within a month of the first birthday Hib
Pneumococcal disease
Measles, mumps and rubella
(German measles)
Hib/MenC, PCV and MMR
2 years Flu Vaccine Fluenz
3 years 4 months to 5 years Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio
Measles, mumps and rubella
DTaP/IPV or dTaP/IPV and MMR
Girls aged 12 to 13 years Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 Gardasil 3 doses
13 to 15 years Meningitis C MenC
13 to 18 years old Tetanus, diphtheria and polio Td/IPV

Please note that we also offer the HPV vaccination as part of our schools vaccination programme.

This programme may be downloaded via the link below.

Flu Vaccinations – Eligible (At Risk) Groups List

Childhood Immunisation Programme