Flu vaccination is one of the most effective interventions we can provide to reduce harm from influenza and pressure on our health, social and care services during winter. Older people and many vulnerable individuals with underlying health conditions are at increased risk.
It has never been as important as it is this year to protect people to keep them out of health care settings and hospitals which can increase the risk of contracting COVID-19.
Our Practice Nurses will give advice on who is at risk and who should consider having a jab. For more explanation about who is at risk and why you should consider the vaccination visit the NHS website.
Who is Eligible for the free flu Jab this year from the GP Practice?
- Children aged 2 to 3 (Children from 4 – 15 will be given their flu jabs by the school nurses)
- people aged 50 year or over
- those aged from 6 months to less than 50 years of age, in a clinical risk group
- all pregnant women
- household contact of immunocompromised individuals
- people living in long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facilities
- those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
- health and social care staff
We will ensure that we update our website, Twitter account and Facebook page on a regular basis to advertise our clinics.
Planning for your appointment
Flu appointments will be a mixture of pre-bookable appointments and drop in clinics. All the clinics will be advertised on our website and other social media platforms. All the eligible patients for free jab will receive a text from us. Once you have received a text you can book your appointment either online or book it by calling us.
On the day
- Please make sure that you attend your appointment on time.
- Please be prepared for a short wait. Your safety is paramount: please adhere to social distancing at all times and wear a face covering.
- Please ensure that you wear loose clothing which can be adjusted quickly in preparation of your vaccination (so that we can get to your arm quickly)
- Do not being friends and relatives unless you need assistance.