Flu Clinics 2020

We are currently booking appointments for the flu vaccination and you may have received a text message asking you to call the surgery to book in.  

If you have not received a text message and you think you are eligible for a flu vaccination or you are currently shielding please contact the surgery and select Option 6 where one of the team will advise you.

To book your flu appointment call the surgery on 01527 69261 and select Option 6.

The flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.

Who is eligible for the flu vaccination this year?

People with certain medical conditions

If you are under 65 with a long-term condition please contact the surgery to make an appointment for your flu vaccination. You will be booked into a set clinic which we are holding for under 65s. We will be sending text invites but you do not need to wait for your invite to contact us

Adults 65 and over (as of 31st March 2021)

If you are over 65 please contact the surgery to make an appointment for your flu vaccination. You will be booked into a set clinic which we are holding for patients aged 65 and over. We will be sending text invites but you do not need to wait for your invite to contact us

Over 50 and under 65 without a long-term condition

You may be aware that the government recently announced that the 2020 flu vaccination programme would be available to people over 50 for the first time.

Pregnant women

If you are pregnant we will be sending text invites but you do not need to wait for your invite to contact us.

Children

We will be contacting patients regarding childhood flu vaccinations that are not carried out as part of the school programme but you do not need to wait for your invite to contact us.

Booking Your Appointment

We will be texting (or phoning patients for whom we do not have a mobile number) who are eligible for the vaccination. You do not need to wait to be contacted before you can book your appointment. You may still receive a text invite if you have booked an appointment as these are automated.

Keeping you safe

We will be delivering the flu vaccination programme in a different way this year, to ensure it is socially distanced and safe for our patients and staff.

How are we doing this?

  • Staff administering your vaccine will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Patients attending the practice are asked to wear face coverings.

What to do when you come for your appointment

We are asking patients to follow these guidelines when attending their flu vaccination appointment:

Please wear a face covering when attending the practice.

Arrive promptly, ideally as close you your appointment time as possible.

Please do not enter the building until a couple of minutes before your appointment time.

Please wear clothing that ensures your arm is ready for the vaccination as soon as you go in to see the clinician e.g. a short sleeve top, with any jacket /coat /jumper removed whilst you wait.

Please cancel your appointment as soon as possible if you are unable to attend – these clinics are extremely popular and this means we can offer the slot to someone else.

As with all appointments at the current time, please do no visit the practice if you have any of the following: A fever, cough, have lost your sense of taste or smell, have recently had a postitive COVID-19 test result or are awaiting a COVID-19 test result. Please cancel and rearrange your appointment if you have any of these symptoms.

Please contact the practice to make your appointment. You can do this as follows: Please call the practice on 01527 69261 and select option 6 to make your flu vaccination appointment.