Newcastle Medical Centre

Senior Person's Health 

Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Influenza more commonly known as the flu is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness. Each year the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Healh Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:
•people aged 65 or over,
•people with a serious medical condition
•if you are pregnant
•people living in a residential or nursing home
•the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
•healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care

For more information on flu immunisation please contact the Practice or arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

Shingles Vaccine
Shingles is a common and painful skin disease and a vaccine is available for certain people in their 70s.

For more information please book an appointment with the Practice Nurse

Pneumonia Vaccine
The Pneumonia vaccine is available for anyone over 65 years of age and people who are at risk due to a long term condition.  This vaccination is a one off vaccine.  This is not a seasonal vaccine and can be given throughout the year but can be given alongside your flu vaccination.  You can discuss your eligibility at your next appointment or contact us for more information.

Eating Well & Exercise - helping you maintain a healthy body
We have all heard scare stories about weight, from size zero to the obesity 'epidemic'. But a healthy body is determined by different factors for each of us.

Why be active? 
Even a little bit of exercise will make you feel better about yourself, boost your confidence and cut your risk of developing a serious illness.

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