This year we have had to adapt how we deliver flu vaccinations to patients to help keep our patients and staff safe. We strongly encourage all eligible patients to book their flu vaccination appointment as soon as you receive your invitation.
Please see useful additional information on Flu Vaccines here.
Over 65s/ at risk patients:
We will be running clinics for patients who are will be aged 65 or over by the end of March 2021 and for patients at risk of developing complications from the flu. This includes patients who are pregnant, are immunocompromised or who have a long term condition such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, and heart disease.
We are writing to this cohort of patients with instructions of how to make an appointment. Please ensure you read the safety information carefully in your invitation letter. We would be grateful if patients can book their appointment online via the Patient Access or NHS App where possible. Alternatively please call the surgery on 01608 661845 selecting option 5 then option 4.
Clinics are being held in various locations, please ensure you read the guidance on each location before booking to ensure you are able to access the premises.
We ask that patients wear a face covering when attending a clinic and adhere to social distancing rules at all times. Please attend alone where possible. We ask that patients wear clothing that makes it easy to expose your left upper arm.
Appointments are required to secure your vaccination – walk in appointments will not be available on the day.
Child Flu (2 and 3 year olds)
We have written to eligible patients to invite them to attend for an appointment. This appointment will be in the main medical centre and we ask that each child attends with only one parent where possible.
Over 50s / Year 7s
There has been suggestion from the government that the NHS will be offering vaccinations to Over 50s and Year 7s for the first time this year. We are awaiting further information about vaccination plans for this cohort. Please do not book an appointment at your practice until contacted.
We appreciate your support and patience. Thank you.