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Flu injections 2019-20

This year there are two types of flu injections. One is for people aged 65 and over and the other is for people under 65 with certain chronic conditions.  Please check with our staff which conditions apply.

At present all clinics are for the first category of patients – 65 and over.

The first two walk-in clinics are:

Aberaman: Friday 4th October 1:30pm – 3pm

Aberdare: Thursday 3rd October 10:40am – 12:30pm

We also have numerous pre-bookable flu clinics every Monday and Tuesday on both sites, starting Monday 30th September.

Please note: If you have an appointment with the GP or Practice Nurse at any point after the 30th September and you are eligible for a flu jab, please ask for it during your consultation.

As soon as the other flu jab becomes available our website will be updated.

Both surgeries have numerous signs providing dates and times of all clinics.

Joint injections

If you are considering a joint injection please make an appointment directly with Dr Shah. Appointments can also be made with Dr Woods, but only for knee injections currently.

Cruse Bereavement Care Drop In Support

On 16th April 2019 in St Mary Magdalene Church, Cwmbach, CF44 0LS between 10am and 2pm there will be bereavement supporters on hand to have a chat with over a cup tea and piece of cake.

On 21st May 2019 in St Mair’s Day Centre, Aberdare between 10am and 1pm there will be a drop in and wellness event. This will include trained Cruse workers as well as other organisations and activities.

Sore throats service

Sheppards Pharmacy in Aberdare and Aberaman have a sore throat service. This entails a short consultation with the pharmacist, a simple throat swap (if appropriate) and antibiotic prescription if necessary.

Dr Jordan

After more than 15 years Dr Jordan has left the practice and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Walk-in Flu Clinics

Walk-in flu clinics for November are:

Under 65s

Aberaman Surgery: Wednesday 7th November 1.00pm – 6.00pm

Any age

Monk Street Surgery:  Saturday 10th November 10.00am -12.00pm
Aberaman Surgery: Wednesday 14th November 9.30am – 11.30am

Dr Wardrop retiring

After more than 30 years as the founding partner of Foundry Town Clinic, Dr Alan Wardrop will be retiring on 31st October 2018. I hope you will join us in wishing him a long and happy retirement.

Flu Vaccinations 2018-19

Flu vaccinations are available by appointment or at walk-in clinics. Please ring either surgery for more details.

This year there are two different flu vaccinations.

The next supply of the new vaccine for patients over 75, or over 65 with clinical conditions such as cardiac and respiratory disease or diabetes, will be available from 9th November.

The standard vaccine for those under 65, or between 65 and 74 who are fit and well, is fully in stock now.

Children’s nasal flu vaccinations are available now in pre-bookable clinics. Please ring the surgery to make an appointment.