You may be aware that the NHS is making extra efforts to minimise the risk of both flu and COVID-19 co-circulating this winter. Consequently the flu immunisation programme has extra importance this year. We are prioritising our efforts to ensure those most at risk are protected.
To maximise everyone’s safety we will be conducting immunisation clinics behind the medical centre building in the shelter of our Gazebo tent. Please:
- Be punctual.
- Wear a mask when you attend the clinic.
- Come dressed to enable our nurses to access your upper arm quickly.
The vaccines will be delivered on 24 September so we have already started booking appointments starting 29 September. A text has been sent to patients. If you are over 65, please contact reception via our website or by email or telephone to book your appointment.
We are working closely with our care homes to ensure all residents are immunised on or around 28 September.
We will contact patients by text, letter or telephone. This will be after clinical assessment with the most vulnerable patients taking priority.
Whilst the NHS intends to extend the vaccine programme to the entire 50-64 age group, medical practices are dependent on sufficient vaccine supply. Currently the anticipated time period for the wider vaccination of this group is November/December.
We will be out and about to vaccinate our housebound patients.
Pre-schoolers will get invites as soon as we have the vaccine as will the eligible 12-17 year olds.
The latest updates on our flu immunisation campaign will be on our website.