Flu Clinics 2021

** PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A NATIONAL DELAY ON DELIVERY OF FLU VACCINES DUE TO ROAD FREIGHT ISSUES OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL**

The NHS and this Practice encourage all patients who are at risk of getting the flu, receive this FREE vaccination

Invitations have been sent out via MJOG.NET as a text message/ email, via the Smart App, a posted letter or those aged 80 or over will receive a telephone call from us.

The Practice will run the Flu clinics over one weekend and provide protection to as many people as early as possible.This will enable us to continue to provide other services without interruption


Are you eligible for the vaccine and have yet to book?
Please read on for more information

How to book the appointment on-line:

You need to be registered with an online service provider like the NHS App or Patient Access to book your flu appointment online.

Important to note:

When booking online you must add the following comment to your booking appointment depending upon your age:

  • Aged 18-64 – type the word BLUE into the booking notes
  • If you were born on or before 31/03/1957 – type the word GREEN into the booking notes

How to book the appointment via telephone:

Please call 01252 545078>
Lines are open between 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

We are expecting a high uptake of the vaccine, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Carers

If you know a carer who is registered with us, please encourage them to get in touch and update their record. This will enable us to invite them for a flu vaccination in the future.

On the day….

  • DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE COVID SYMPTOMS
  • Park at the rear of the building. There is limited disabled parking at the front of the building for permit holders only
  • Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your appointment
  • Please remember to socially distance yourself from others
  • Masks must be always worn when inside the building – unless exemption applies
  • Please wear a short-sleeved top and remove outer layers before you see the clinician – this saves us lots of time!

Important to note:

Covid booster vaccinations will not be given at the flu clinic. We are awaiting further guidelines and you will be invited when appropriate.

Home Visits for Housebound

If a clincian has deemed you housebound, this will be recorded on your patient record.
This year the Farnborough Primary Care Network will be organising and scheduling home visits for all the surgeries in the Farnborough Primary Care Network, to administer the Flu vaccination at home. At present due to the continued delivery delays of the vacine, we do not have dates for when this will go ahead but be assured that you/your carer will be contacted prior to any visits.

Nasal Flu

You may receive a letter from the NHS informing you that your child is eligible for the Nasal Flu vaccination; this was not sent by us.
We are scheduling appointments according to delivery of vaccines and may have to ask you to call back. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Flu vaccine

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

Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week.
However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:

  • Anyone aged 50 and over
  • Pregnant women
  • Children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • Children and adults with weakened immune systems

Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine is routinely given on the NHS to:

  • children aged 2 and 3 (Nasal vaccination)
  • Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4,5, 6,7,8,9,10,11 (this vaccine will be given by the School Nurses up to childeren aged 15)
  • Children aged 2 to 17 years at risk of flu (Nasal Vaccination)