Flu Clinics 2023/24
Flu vaccination advice and dates:
From the 14th August, we will be inviting patients to book their flu vaccination. However, you can contact us at any time to arrange an appointment.
The flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.
We are asking patients to follow these guidelines when attending their flu vaccination appointment:
Arrive promptly, ideally as close you your appointment time as possible.
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 positive 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.
Flu Leaflet- Flu leaflet 2023.pdf 🧾
COVID Booster Vaccinations
Please note that we will be aiming to run dual flu and Covid booster clinics, as long as the practice receives deliveries. Unfortunately, if we do not receive the delivery in time for the flu clinic, the Covid booster will be changed to a later date. If you have any questions about the booster, please contact us at the time of booking.
The groups to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine are:
- Residents in a care home for older adults
- All adults aged 65 years and over
- Persons aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group, as laid out in the Immunisation Green Book, COVID-19 Chapter (Green Book)
- Frontline health and social care workers
- Persons aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts (as defined in the Green Book) of people with immunosuppression
- Persons aged 16 to 64 years who are carers (as defined in the Green Book) and staff working in care homes for older adults.