Flu Vaccinations - Nov 2020
Our 4 mass clinics have seen unprecedented demand with 2,500 appointments delivered within 4 weeks. Thanks so much to all our staff, and the PPG volunteers who made this happen so successfully.
We are due more vaccine deliveries towards the end of November for at-risk patients under 65, and we still have some stock of over 65 and Child Nasal Flu Vaccine.
We are offering smaller socially distanced clinics in our surgery sites for Flu Vaccinations for adults & children. We also still have stock of Shingles Vaccination for those age 71-80, and Pneumococcal Vaccination -mostly for those over 65. Hopefully all of these groups will have had letters from the Practice.
Please contact your surgery reception to make appointments, or to be held on a waiting list for any out of stock vaccines.
Dr Richard Greenway 17.11.2020
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Flu Vaccination for Patients between 50 and 65 not in other at-risk groups
We have now had notification that we are allowed to vaccinate patients from 50-65 for Flu as from 1st December, regardless of underlying medical conditions.
We have a limited supply of suitable vaccine available -and have organised clinics in all of our surgery sites.
Quite a lot of our promised government stockpile vaccine supply won't arrive until as late as 18th December, which is not ideal. We have now made appointments for most patients on our waiting lists. If you would like Flu Vaccination, and are 50+, please contact your surgery reception. We will continue to offer this into January. We understand that a number of pharmacies are receiving vaccine too, and can administer you flu jab free of charge if you are in an eligible group.
Dr Richard Greenway 3.12.2020
Once again this year we will be going ahead with our annual influenza vaccination programme towards the end of September and during October. The seasonal flu jab is the best way to protect yourself from influenza and its potential complications. The NHS continues to offer flu vaccination free of charge to people who are at risk.
You are eligible to receive a free flu vaccination if:
- you are 65 years of age and over,
- you are children aged 2 and 3 on 31.8.19 (by your GP Practice)
- you are a child aged 4-10 (by your primary school)
- you are pregnant
- you are living in a long stay care home
- you are a carer
- you are between ages 6 months and 65 in a clinical risk group.
See NHS choices for full details of eligibility
Please contact your surgery for appointment availability.