FLU VACCINATIONS – Appointment bookings now being taken
Patients eligible to receive a free flu vaccination include: all patients 65 years and over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2021), those with chronic lung disease, chronic heart disease, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease, diabetes, those who are immunosuppressed due to disease or treatments, pregnant women, the morbidly obese, people in long stay residential homes, carers and health and household contacts of immunocompromised individuals, health and social care staff.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible to have a flu vaccination, you can contact our reception for advice.
Childhood flu immunisations
Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020 – that is, children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2018 along with children aged 2 to 17 with long-term health conditions will be invited to attend the surgery to receive a nasal flu vaccination.
Flu immunisation clinic set up
Due to Covid-19 there is a requirement to change the way in which our clinics are delivered:
- Patients MUST NOT attend if they have a high temperature or new continuous cough or loss of sense of smell/taste
- Patients are asked not to arrive early
- Patients will wait outside the surgery prior to their appointment
- All patients must wear a face mask and will be asked to use the hand gel provided when entering the building
- Only patients with an appointment will be seen
- Patients are asked to ensure they wear a short-sleeved top for ease of access to the very top of the arm
- There will be a one-way system in operation, entering through the front door and leaving via the side door
- Patients are asked to refrain from asking for any other service during the flu clinics
For more detailed information about flu vaccinations please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/