Flu vaccinations for the 2020-21 season
(page updated: 23/11/2020)
We are now booking flu vaccination appointments for our eligible patients. Flu vaccination clinics will be held from the beginning of October and will be slightly different to in previous years as we try to minimise the number of patients in attendance at any one time, due to COVID-19 safety measures. Clinics will mainly be held on Saturdays so that the only patients attending the surgery will be those for their flu vaccination.
Please telephone reception for more information and to book an appointment.
Patients will be required to:
- wear a face covering to their appointment
- wear appropriate clothing for easy access to an arm for the vaccination
- arrive on time at the time given when you book (please do not arrive early)
- not come if you have any respiratory symptoms or are generally unwell on the day of your appointment
Update - 23rd November 2020 @ 5pm
Following the announcement last Friday that the flu vaccination programme will be extended to include all 50-64 year olds from 1st December, we have now ordered further stock of the flu vaccines in order to provide this service for our patients.
Any of our patients aged 50 or over will be able to receive a free flu vaccination after 1st December and we are now booking appointments for clinics in December. Appointments are available to book online, if you have an online Patient Access or NHS Login account. If you are unable to book online, please contact reception.
If your child has missed their flu vaccination at school, please telephone Virgin Care on 0300 247 0082 and their team can book them in to a 'catch-up clinic'. We are unable to vaccinate school age children at the practice unless they fall into one of the clinical 'at-risk' groups. More information about flu vaccinations for children can be found here.
For more information from the NHS on the flu vaccination and the 'at-risk' groups of patients for this year's flu season, please click here.