Flu Vaccine 2020-2021

Flu Clinics 2020

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group UNLESS ALREADY ELIGIBLE will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. 

Please be aware we will be operating a one way system through the surgery so you will exit via the rear fire exit.  You will be required to maintain social distancing while waiting and wear a face covering while attending the surgery.

This is a walk-in clinic which will be for flu vaccinations only, due to the time restriction per patient we will not be able to deal with any other issues on the day.  Please ensure you are wearing loose clothing so that the clinician is able to access your arm easily.

Aged 65 & Over before 31/3/2021

If you are 65 or over by 31st March 2021 we will be holding our walk-in flu clinic on Saturday 19th September 2020.  If you surname begins with letters A-M  please attend between 10am-1pm, if your surname begins with N-Z please attend between 1-4pm.

We have arranged separate times for our shielding patients to ensure their safety. If you are over 65 and have been shielding please attend between 9-10am or 4-5pm on Saturday 19th September 2020.

Under 65 – At Risk Patients

If you are aged under 65 and are in one of the ‘at-risk’ groups (please see below for conditions which are classed as ‘at-risk’), please attend our walk-in clinic on Saturday 3rd October 2020, between 10am-3pm.  If you are aged under 65 and have been shielding please attend between 9am-10am on Saturday 3rd October.

Please be aware we will be operating a one way system through the surgery so you will exit via the rear fire exit.  You will be required to maintain social distancing while waiting and wear a face covering while attending the surgery. 

This is a walk-in clinic which will be for flu vaccinations only, due to the time restriction per patient we will not be able to deal with any other issues on the day.  Please ensure you are wearing loose clothing so that the clinician is able to access your arm easily.

 

Flu vaccine for people with medical conditions - ‘At-risk’ Groups

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including: 

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (that requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
  • a learning disability
  • diabetes
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
  • being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)

This list of conditions is not definitive. It's always an issue of clinical judgement.

A GP can assess you to take into account the risk of flu making any underlying illness you may have worse, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself.

 



 
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