SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION

Your GP recommends that you should have a flu jab

  • If you were shielding during COVID-19
  • If you are aged 65 and over
  • If you are pregnant
  • If you are the main carer to a relative or friend
  • If you have had pneumonia in the past
  • If you have a learning disability
  • If you have a BMI > 40
  • Or if you have had or are receiving treatment for:
    •    Asthma
    •    Other lung diseases
    •    Heart diseases
    •    Diabetes
    •    Kidney disease or liver disease
    •    Lowered immunity
    •    A neurological condition

If anything in the above list applies to you please call a member of our appointments team on 01273 492255 and they will book you into the first available slot for your Flu Jab.

If you are aged between 50-64 and not in any of the above categories please read the below statement from NHS England:

If you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine.

No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Flu Vaccination clinics

For the full details on how our vaccination clinics are now running please click HERE.

In addition to the above document we also have strict social distancing rules, a one way system and face coverings must be worn at all times, unless you are exempt.

There will be stickers on the floor and posters on the walls reminding you to social distance and give you an idea where is best to sit/stand while you are waiting for your flu jab. Please be advised that if you are sitting there is a cleaning station for you to clean your seat first.

The one way system is clearly signposted through the surgery on bright yellow paper. The front doors are still the main entrance but you will exit via the back door which is located on the left hand side of the building.

There are hand sanitiser stations as you enter the building, before you leave the waiting room and another one by the exit. We encourage the use of each sanitser station as you pass them.

Flu isn't just about you


FLU NASAL SPRAY IMMUNISATION FOR CHILDREN AGED 2 & 3 

This vaccination programme is to protect healthy children aged 2 and 3 against Flu.

Influenza can be an unpleasant illness in children, with symptoms such as fever, sore throat, dry cough and aching muscles lasting several days. Some children need to go to the hospital for treatment, and it can lead to complications such as bronchitis, pneumonia and a painful ear condition.   An invitation will be by letter and appointments can be booked with the Practice Nurse.

SHINGLES IMMUNISATIONS for all patients aged 70 - 75 and 78, 79 years of age

An invitation will be by letter and appointments can be booked with the Practice Nurse 

PNEUMOCOCCAL IMMUNISATION

For all patients aged 65 and over and any patients who suffer from diseases of the lung, heart, liver, kidney, have diabetes, are immunosuppressed or have a cochlear implant.

Invasive pneumococcal disease (pneumonia) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially among the very young and elderly population. This is a one-off single injection given subcutaneously or intramuscularly into the arm.

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