Honiton: Swine flu vaccinations under way

SWINE flu vaccinations are under way in Honiton. The town s surgery is now advising those in priority groups to get in touch.

SWINE flu vaccinations are under way in Honiton.

The town's surgery is now advising those in priority groups to get in touch.

A spokesperson said: "The following priority groups are now being invited for swine flu vaccination at Honiton Surgery: all patients registered at the surgery aged between six months and up to 65th birthday in at risk groups (at risk groups are those that have chronic respiratory disease, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, stroke or diabetes), all pregnant women and finally those who are immuno-compromised and their household contacts. Immuno-compromised patients are those who are undergoing chemotherapy, those who take more than 20mg steroids a day, HIV positive patients, those patients without a spleen or a dysfunctioning spleen.

"Those patients over 65 years in at risk groups are not being invited yet in accordance with the Department of Health advice as they will have some resistance from previous infections.

"Patients outside of these at risk groups should not book appointments as they will not be so severely affected.