We have made changes to the way we carry out our vaccinations to minimise the risk of COVID transmission. Our remaining clinics will be carried out as a “Walk Thru” clinic at our new building.
If you do not want to have the flu vaccination this year or you have already received the vaccination, please reply to your SMS/Email inviation, email email@example.com or fill out the reply slip on your letter, and return to the surgery so we can cancel your appointment and update your patient record.
We have limited vaccine supply and appointment availability and therefore encourage you to attend this clinic, as we may not be able to offer you another date.
If you really are unable to attend this date and would still like the vaccination, please contact us 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 and then option 0 and we will put you on a waiting list.
Please do not call the surgery between 08:30 – 18:30, as we are very busy with other health matters
If you have any other queries, please contact Marina via the secretaries on 01252 545078; press option 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Things to remember:
- Things to remember
- Do not arrive earlier than your allotted appointment time; you may be held in a queue
- Cancel if you are feeling unwell or have a fever.
- You must wear your own mask at all times
- Wear a short sleeved blouse, jumper or shirt so we can easily get to your arm
- You will not need to wait after you have had your injection
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.
We have to prioritise those at risk first and will review the list of healthy 50-64 year olds in December subject to vaccine delivery.