Flu Clinics 2020

Appointments are in the process of being sent out to our patients via letter or MJOG (our electronic notification system)
You will be given a unique bar code that you must bring to your flu appointment. Without this bar code, we cannot vaccinate you

We have prioritised our COVID high risk patients first.

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Appointment availability is limited so please do not contact the surgery to chase your appointment. When you do receive your appointment, if you are unable to attend on that date, please let us know as early as possible. You can do this by leaving a voicemail with your details by calling 01252 545078 after 18:30pm; press option 1 then option 0

We have made changes to the way we carry out our flu injection clinics, to minimise the risk of COVID transmission. You will be invited to either attend our ‘Drive Thru’ clinic at the Salesian College or our ‘Walk Thru’ clinic in the car park at Sainsbury’s Farnborough.
Your  flu invitation will have a barcode printed on it. You must bring/show your own barcode at the clinic. Without it we are unable to vaccinate you.

Things to remember:

  • You must bring your own letter to your appointment as we are unable to vaccinate you without it
  • Do not arrive earlier that your allotted appointment time; you may be held in a queue
  • Cancel if you are feeling unwell or have a fever. We will send you a new appointment
  • If you are coming to the ‘Drive Thru’ please remain in your car and switch the engine off
  • You must wear a mask at all times
  • Wear a short sleeved blouse, jumper or shirt so we can easily get to your arm
  • You do not need to wait after you have had your injection

If you do not want to have the flu vaccination at all this year, please reply to the SMS message/email you have received, email nehfccg.voyagerfh@nhs.net or return the slip on your letter to the Practice.

COVID High Risk Aged 65+

Our ‘Drive Thru’ clinics are held at Salesian College, 119 Reading Road, Farnborough; GU14 6PA on 3rd October with further clinics on 10th and 25th October

COVID High Risk aged 18-64

Our ‘Walk Thru’ clinics are held in the car park of Sainbury’s Farnborough; GU14 7GL on 8th, 9th October and 2nd October

Nasal Flu

You may have received a letter from the NHS informing you that your child is eligible for the Nasal Flu vaccination; this was not sent by us. Please do not phone the surgery to book your appointment.
We will send you an invitation in due course subject to vaccine availability

Are you a Carer?

Don’t forget that if you are a carer, you are eligible to receive the flu vaccination.
Please check back for further updates

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 65 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 (this vaccine will be given by the School Nurses)
  • Children aged 2 to 17 years at risk of flu (Nasal Vaccination)

Due to COVID, the government has suggested that anyone aged 50-64 should also receive the flu vaccination. This will be reviewed by us in November as per government guidelines and vaccine supply.