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FLU CLINICS -

There is expected to be an increased uptake of the Flu vaccination this year,In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines and deliver our vaccines to you safely and efficiently, we will be holding Saturday flu clinics at The Health Care Surgery on Palgrave Road on the following dates  :

  • Saturday 3rd October
  • Saturday 10th October
  • Saturday 24th October
  • Saturday 31st October

We will be running a mop up clinic on Saturday 7th November at Dunninc Road , but this will depend on having sufficient vaccines in stock.

You can book your appointment online from Wednesday 16th September, or call the surgery between 4pm and 6pm from Monday 21st September. Please ensure when booking online that you book yourself into the correct age slot.

Patients will be screened and have their temperature taken prior to receiving the vaccination, Face coverings must be worn

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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