Flu Vaccinations

FLU 2020-21

This winter, the flu vaccination is more important than ever as we prepare for the potential risks of both flu and COVID-19.

In line with national plans, phase one is to protect the most vulnerable, those aged 65 and over, people with certain long-term medical conditions, pregnant women and young children will be vaccinated first.

We have organised our flu clinics in a different way this year due to COVID-19 and the need to socially distance. We will not be running open access clinics.

Patients in the vulnerable groups will be invited by letter to attend. These letters will be sent at staggered intervals. Please do not call us if you have not received a letter- we fully appreciate everyone is very anxious to get their vaccination this year.

For the children group completed by the practice, this is the two and three year old age group, a letter will be sent for mid-week clinics for this age group only.

On the day of your appointment

Please do NOT attend your appointment if you have any of these symptoms: a high temperature, new continuous cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Please do NOT attend if you have been told to self-isolate.

Please wear a face covering when you enter the Health Centre.

Keep to the time given to you- do not arrive early, we are trying to limit the amount of patients in the surgery at any one time.

Your Flu Appointment is for VACCINATION ONLY. Any other medical concerns you have must be dealt with by telephoning the surgery asking to speak to a Doctor for advice.

Many more patients will be eligible for flu vaccinations this year along with Covid 19 regulations mean it will take the practice much longer than normal to vaccinate patients. So please be patient AND be assured that we will be vaccinating patients as quickly as we can.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/