Flu Season and Covid-19

Covid Booster Vaccines & Flu Vaccine Overview Sep 2021

Update: Covid Booster Vaccines are currently offered to patienst over 70 years of age (22.09.2021)

There has been a lot in the press in regard to COVID vaccination boosters however there remains a lot of uncertainty around this area. 

At the present time, there has been no official guidance from NHS England to state whether boosters are going to be administered, or to state the type of vaccine that is going to be used, or to state what population group are likely to be offered booster doses. As such, we are still waiting for further clarification on Covid-19 Booster Vaccinations. Please do not call reception to request information about booster vaccines; we will update our website as we receive further information.

We must ensure that our local population is also still vaccinated against the common flu virus. Seasonal flu is a highly infectious viral illness that can cause serious complications in vulnerable people/people suffering from long term chronic conditions. 

We have flu clinics running throughout the week. Please book your appiontment online via MyGP app by visiting www.mygp.com/user/ 

Please note our phone lines are extremely busy during the hours of 8:30-12:00 Mon-Fri. If you are trying to book a flu Vaccination appointment through telephone, we kindly ask you to ring us between the hours of 3-6pm Mon-Fri. 

For detailed information on the flu vaccine, please click on the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Time and Place Of Flu Clinics

Monday: 3pm-5pm

Tuesday: 3pm-5pm

Wednesday: 4pm-6pm

Thursday: 09am-10:30am

Friday: 10:30am-12:00pm

*Please note, these clinics are subject to staff availabilty. Days and times may differ due to unforeseen circumstances.*

The flu clinics are being held seperately to the rest of our clinics so when arriving at the surgery, please go through the main door and then follow the signs which will direct you to the the entrance on the left-hand side of the building.

 

Flu Vaccine Appointments

When attending an appointment for the flu vaccine, please ensure the following:

  • You wear a mask or face covering at all times
  • You arrive at the time of your appointment, not before, to limit the amount of patients waiting to be seen and therefore reducing contact with others
  • Only one carer/parent/guardian to accompany a patient
  • The appointment is for a flu vaccine only. For any other medical concerns, please book another appointment with a doctor or nurse, as appropriate.

 

Protecting Your Child Against Flu

 Children who are eligible for the flu vaccine include: 
 
·    children aged two or three years old (on 31 August of current flu season, born between 1/9/2017 and 31/8/2019 )
·     all primary school-aged children
·     all year 7 secondary school-aged children
·     children with a health condition that puts them at greater risk from flu
·     children who live with someone who is on the NHS Shielded Patient List
 
For further information on how to protect you child against flu, please click on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flu-vaccination-leaflets-and-posters 

Patients 50-64 Years Of Age

Please note that people in the 50-64-year. You will receive a text message inviting you in for the jab so please do not call the surgery until you have received the text. Many thanks for your co-operation.