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From the week commencing 5th August, Lurgan Medical Practice will be closed between 1.00-2.00pm and 5.30-6.00pm there is an emergency number recorded on the telephone system between these times.

Swine Flu (H1N1)

From 1st October 2010 - 31st March 2011

Pregnant Women

Pregnant women in a clinical at risk group (asthma, diabetic etc) should be offered the seasonal influenza vaccination by their GP as normal. All these women should be vaccinated even if they have already received the H1N1 vaccine.

All other pregnant women not in a clinical at risk group will be offered influenza vaccination as part of their antenatal appointments at the hospital antenatal clinics.

Pregnant women not in clinical risk groups for seasonal influenza are included in the risk groups for the 2010/2011 vaccination programme only ,  if they have not already received an H1N1 Vaccine. This is because pregnant women are at increased risk from the H1N1 swine flu virus, which is expected to be the Predominant circulating flu strain in the 2010/2011 flu season.

Infants 6 months to 5 years -  in the Flu "At Risk" groups and

Infants 6 months to 13 years - in the immunocompromised groups

a) No previous vaccinations - require 2 seasonal and 1 Swine Flu vaccinations

b) No previous flu vaccination but had Swine Flu - require 2 seasonal vaccinations

c) Had previous flu and Swine Flu vaccinations - require 1 seasonal vaccination

The nurse or doctor will advise further.

Over 13 years - in the immunocompromised groups

a) No previous vaccinations - require 1 seasonal and 1 Swine Flu vaccinations

d) Had previous Swine Flu vaccinations - require 1 seasonal vaccination

The nurse or doctor will advise further.

November 2009

There has been lots of information in the press and on the television - so we would like you to know what we are doing at Lurgan Medical Practice.


The practices in Northern Ireland are being allocated vaccines and following the guidelines issued by the Department the doctors then call the most vulnerable patients to get the vaccine.  If you are a member of your family is in one of the "at risk" groups we will contact you about an appointment.

Pregnant patients will receive the vaccine at a hospital clinic and you will be called directly by the midwives.  We are not routinely vaccinating pregnant patients.


We have made some changes to the way we see patients so that we can cope more effectively with the increased numbers of patients attending the surgery because of swine flu symptoms.

Anyone requesting an appointment on the day will be contacted by a GP to discuss their sytmptoms and problems.  If the GP feels that it is necessary for you to be seen you will be asked to attend the surgery in the afternoon.  If you are being seen for flu like symptoms, you will be asked to use the back door and your appointment will be late in the day.


Obviously as the winter progresses we will be constantly monitoring the situation and making any necessary amendments to our services.  We appreciate your patience during this time and thank you for your help in limiting the spread of swine flu by only attending the surgery with flu like symptoms if the doctors has asked to see you.

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