Flu

Appointments for flu vaccinations for adults are available to book online via SystmOnline (please use the drop down box to choose appointments available in October). Clinics are scheduled for 3rd and 10th October.

Alternatively appointments can be made over the telephone by calling 01451 830625.

Given the additional groups of people the Government has tasked us to vaccinate this year we will be looking to complete all vaccinations for the over 65s and those with long term conditions by early October. Please therefore do not delay booking in.

Adult Flu Vaccinations

We are expecting deliveries of flu vaccinations for adults at the end of this month.

Letters will be sent out to eligible patients over the next few weeks. Patients should not contact the surgery until they have received their eligibility letter.

Patients aged 50-64 who do not generally have a flu vaccination will be offered vaccination later in the year subject to vaccine supply. We will not be writing to this cohort of people until patients considered to be at risk have been vaccinated and further advice is received from the Government.

We are anticipating a busy flu season so please bear with us whilst we pull everything together.

Website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Adult Flu Vaccinations – New Groups Of Eligible Patients

We would be grateful if patients in the groups below could contact the surgery in order that we can add them to the list of patients eligible for flu vaccination in the first wave.

  • Household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List who don’t normally qualify for flu vaccination – specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded person on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable.
  • Care workers employed through Direct Payment (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants, to deliver domiciliary care to patients and service users.

It would be really helpful if this information could be communicated to us by email – L84031.gp@nhs.net.

Flu Vaccinations For Children Aged 2 And 3

We are now taking bookings for 2 and 3 year olds seasonal flu vaccinations.

Appointments can be made by telephoning the surgery on 01451 830625 for children born between 01/09/2016 and 31/08/2018.

The vaccine is given as a single spray squirted up each nostril.

It is needle-free and is absorbed very quickly. It’ll still work even if, after the vaccination, your child develops a runny nose, sneezes or blows their nose.

School aged children, in eligible age groups, will generally be vaccinated at school. Please wait for further information from the school nursing teams on this.

If your child is home educated please contact the surgery for information regarding your child’s vaccination.

Website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine/