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Haverhill schoolchild's creativity used to promote flu jab publicity

A poster designed by a schoolchild is being used to promote flu vaccinations in Haverhill.

Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice in Haverhill asked pupils at the Clements Primary Academy to design a poster to promote their flu vaccination clinics which start in October.

The winning entry was created by a pupil from Year 4 and will now be on display at Christmas Maltings and Clements’ surgeries in Camps Road, Greenfields Way and Kedington.

Flu vaccines are offered free of charge on the NHS to eligible patients.

Andrew Cutting, Services Manager at Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice, said: “It was great to have the primary school involved and incredibly difficult to pick a winner.

“Flu vaccinations will be offered to all registered patients that meet the criteria, so if you receive a text or letter, please get in touch.

"The start of October and November can be very busy, so it’s important that patients contact us as soon as possible.

“The surgery will only be able to conduct flu vaccinations on the days the clinics run – which mean there will be limited routine nurse appointments.

The clinics will run at the Christmas Maltings Surgery, October 8 to 11 8.30am-6pm (adults only); Clements Surgery, October 15 to 18 8.30am-6pm (children only); Clements Surgery, October 22 to 25, 9am-6pm (adults and children); Clements Surgery, November 3 and November 10, 9am-1pm (adults only).

Those eligible for the free jab include those aged 65 and over; pregnant women; children aged six months and under two; patients aged five to 64 years-old defined as at-risk; carers; first responders.

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