- Flu clinics will all be held at the Surgery this year, this is due to the COVID-19 situation and the different ways we are delivering services.
- Do not attend the clinic if you are unwell. If you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 or you are a contact of confirmed/suspected COVID-19 cases you must not attend until after the required isolation period.
If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so by completing the Cancel an Appointment triage.
- You will be informed when we are holding clinics for those in eligible groups, and we will be prioritising eligible age and clinical risk groups in line with national guidance.
- It is important that you attend at your booked appointment date and time only; you will not be seen outside the appointed time.
- We have a huge amount of patients to see and it is important that we keep to these times to minimize patients mingling and allow for social distancing when attending.
- Please wear short sleeved tops.
- On arrival at the flu clinic please follow the signposts to the waiting area where you will be checked in and then directed to a clinician for your vaccination.
- There are different vaccines advised for the over 65 years and under 65 years as scientific research has shown these to be the most effective for that group.
- For the 50 -64 years who will be offered Flu vaccine under the NHS Flu programme this year we will not be vaccinating until at least November-December as we do have to prioritise the at risk groups first for which the vaccine has already been ordered.
- Please do not contact the surgery, we will be in touch
For further information please see www.nhs.uk/flu.
Children and Flu Clinics
- All children aged 2 and 3 years old on 31 August 2020 are offered the nasal flu vaccine at the GP surgery. Other children in clinical risk groups may be seen here if not given elsewhere such as school.
- Other children from 4 years of age are offered this at school by the school immunisation teams.
- Flu vaccine helps protect your child from what can be a very nasty illness. It may also reduce the chance of others in your family, who could be at greater risk, such as grandparents or those with long-term health conditions, getting flu from your child.
- It can help you avoid having to take time off work or other activities because you are ill or need to look after your sick child.
- This is a safe and effective vaccine used since 2003 with no serious adverse effects reported.
- All eligible children will be invited in for this vaccine as soon as it is available and we have arranged clinic times.
For further information please see www.nhs.uk/child-flu.