Flu Vaccinations 2021/22

Flu Clinics now available to book!!!

Our flu vaccinations have arrived after all, and our clinics are now available to book.  These can be booked online via the NHS App or Patient Access, or by calling the surgery.

If you are aged 65 or over on 31 March 2022, please book an ‘over 65 flu’ appointment.

If you are aged 50-64 (on 31 March 2022) or have an ‘at risk condition’ please book a ’50-64 or at risk appointment’.

Flu Clinics

Our Flu Vaccination clinics will be held through September and October for patients eligible for a free NHS vaccination.  Invitations will initially be sent by text, and appointments can be booked online through Patient Access or the NHS App, or please call the surgery on 01749 812310 (please call after 11am).

In line with national guidance, different vaccinations are offered for patients aged 65 and over and patients aged under 65.  Please ensure you book the correct appointment if booking online.

Attending an appointment

So our clinics run smoothly, please help us by:

  • attending as close to your appointment time as possible
  • wearing a face covering and maintain social distance
  • wearing a short sleeved shirt/top and be ready to remove your coat.  Please don’t bring bags etc.
  • being prepared for inclement weather if there is a queue
  • parking at the practice is for blue badge holders or patients with mobility issues only due to the limited access road

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to your appointment, please do not attend the practice but re-book your appointment.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Eligibility

Patients eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination are:

  • all patients aged 50 and over
  • patients aged 6 months to 50 years in the clinical risk groups (see below)
  • pregnant women
  • patients in long stay residential care homes
  • carers
  • close contacts of immuno-compromised individuals
  • health and social care staff employed by:
    • registered residential care/nursing home
    • registered domiciliary care provider
    • voluntary managed hospice provider
    • directed payment (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as personal assistants
  • universal vaccination of health and care workers

Clinical Risk Groups

  • Chronic respiratory disease (eg asthma, COPD, bronchitis)
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic kidney disease – stage 3, 4 or 5
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease (eg Parkinsons or Motor Neurone Disease)
  • Learning Disability
  • Diabetes
  • Splenic dysfunction or asplenia
  • a weakened immune system due to disease (AIDS/HIV) or treatment (eg cancer)
  • Morbidly obese (BMI 40+)

Patient Information Leaflets

The following leaflets providing information about the vaccinations provided.