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Invasive Group A strep (IGAS)

 

Group A strep is a bacteria that usually causes a mild infection producing sore throats or scarlet fever that can be easily treated. In very rare circumstances, this bacteria can get into the bloodstream and  cause serious illness – called invasive Group A strep (IGAS).

This is still uncommon: however, it is important that parents are on the lookout for symptoms. If your child is showing symptoms of deteriorating after a bout of scarlet fever, a sore throat, or a respiratory infection please seek medical advice. For more information you can follow the link https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ukhsa-update-on-scarlet-fever-and-invasive-group-a-strep.

Flu and COVID Vaccine Bookings

 

We are now booking Flu and Covid vaccinations at Twyford and Colden Common Surgeries, please call after 2.30pm to book your appointment. Check whether you are eligible and when booking online ensure you are booking onto the correct clinic.

If you turn 65 before the 31st March 2023 you are eligible for an over 65 flu vaccine.