We have recently been advised of a huge increase in non-immunity to rubella in Norfolk which has resulted with increased numbers of pregnant ladies reaching antenatal clinics and finding they do not have immunity against rubella.
This puts their baby at risk if they were to catch rubella during pregnancy.
If you are trying for a baby or thinking of becoming pregnant and you have not already had a blood test to confirm you have sufficient immunity, please request an appointment with the healthcare assistant to have your immunity levels checked. If they are low, we can then vaccinate you with the MMR vaccine.
If you are female and have not had a vaccination (or you have a female child over 10 who has not yet had a rubella vaccination), please contact the surgery.
Although many people say that they very rarely get flu, studies show that every year around 15-20% of people are infected. Peaks in flu cases are usually in December and January. If you are in an ‘at risk’ group, please don’t leave it too late.
If you have missed the clinic dates and are in an ‘at risk’ group, please visit our Consulting Room to request an appointment.
The main groups are:
- Those aged 65 or over
- Those with long term illnesses
- Pregnant women
- Healthcare workers are also recommended vaccine to protect themselves and to help stop them spreading flu to their patients