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


Following on from our previous messages, the Flu clinics between the 18th and 24th September have been cancelled due to delivery delays. We have rescheduled these clinics to:

  • Saturday 2nd October – 08:30am – 12:30pm and 13:30pm – 17:00pm
  • Sunday 3rd October – 08:30am – 12:30pm and 13:30pm – 17:00pm

If you were previously booked to receive your vaccination on one of these days, your appointment has been moved to the following:

  • Saturday 18th September = Saturday 2nd October (same time as previous booking)
  • Sunday 19th September  = Sunday 3rd October (same time as previous booking)

If you were previously booked on a weekday your appointments have changed to the following:

Monday 20th September =  Monday 4th October (same time as previous booking)
Friday 24th September = Friday 8th October (Same time as previous booking)

If you are unable to attend the new clinic, please cancel and re-book online, or alternatively please call us to rebook (see below for more information)


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 and select option 7 when prompted to be put through to our dedicated Flu Team. 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.

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. Please do not phone the surgery to book your appointment.
We will send you an invitation in due course subject to vaccine availability

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)