Flu Vaccinations

This year, we have had to adapt how we administer flu vaccinations to help keep our patients and staff safe. We strongly encourage all eligible patients to book their flu vaccination appointment as soon as they receive their invitation.

65s & Over / at risk patients:

We are running Saturday clinics, in October, for patients who are/will be aged 65 or over by the end of March 2021 and for patients at risk of developing complications from the flu. This includes patients who are pregnant, are immunocompromised or who have a long term condition such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, and heart disease.

We have contacted this cohort of patients with instructions of how to make an appointment. Please ensure you read the safety information carefully in your contact from ourselves. We would be grateful if our patients could book their appointment online via Patient Access or the NHS App where possible. Alternatively please call the surgery on 01789 292201.

We ask that patients wear a face covering when attending a clinic and adhere to social distancing rules at all times. Please attend alone where possible. We ask that patients wear clothing that makes it easy to expose your upper arm.

Appointments are required to secure your vaccination. Walk in appointments will not be available on the day.

Child Flu (2 and 3 year olds)

We are now booking patients for the nasal flu spray. Please contact the practice to book an appointment. When attending the surgery, we ask that each child attends with one parent where possible.

Year 7s

There has been suggestion from the government that the NHS will be offering vaccinations to Year 7s for the first time this year. We are awaiting further information about vaccination plans for this cohort. Please do not book an appointment until contacted.

Year 50-64

If you are aged between 50 and 64 and are not in a clinical ‘at risk’ group, the earliest you may be offered a flu vaccination is November. This will be dependent on sufficient vaccines becoming nationally available. Please do not contact your GP practice as 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 you will have received an invitation from your GP practice. Please can we ask you only contact the GP practice  regarding a flu vaccination if you have been invited to do so. We will publish further information as soon as further flu vaccines are available.

We really do appreciate your support and patience. Thank you.