Seasonal Flu clinics 2020
The seasonal flu vaccination program for the autumn of 2020 will begin on 24 September 2020 and last until the end of October.
You will be contacted by letter if you are in an at risk group and asked to telephone our flu line to make an appointment. There will be NO walk in clinic this year due to Covid-19 so it is important you contact the flu line and make an appointment. We will have plenty of availability for appointments.
You should attend the Surgery 5 minutes before your timed appointment slot; we request that you wear a face covering when entering the Surgery; you will then be directed for your flu vaccination and asked to leave the building via a seperate exit.
Seasonal FLU Aged 50 to 64 not in an at risk group
Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. 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, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
The surgery purchases flu vaccines on your behalf so please have your vaccine with us.
The flu vaccine program helps generate income by meeting NHS England targets. If this funding goes elsewhere, we cannot reinvest these funds into providing you services. When we vaccinate you against flu we also obtain other vital data that is necessary for your medical record and care such as smoking status, height, weight, blood pressure. If you choose to go elsewhere for your vaccine such as a pharmacy or supermarket, we cannot gather this information, and they do not gather this for us. We work fast, we are safe and we are good at vaccinating you, we vaccinate patients all the time. We can provide relevant information and we have access to your medical record (Pharmacys and supermarkets dont). Gathering up to date information both saves time and crucially, also saves on using valuable appointments.
So please choose to come to the Surgery and support your local Practice and the NHS.