Protect yourself from flu, have the flu vaccine

Adult Flu Vaccine supplies arrive from end of September 2020, eligible patients can book via our reception team, please call 02085400585 after 10am to book your flu vaccination.

Our Reception team will also be contacting patients eligible for a free flu vaccination in the coming weeks via SMS text message or email.

Reminder: please advise if you wish to decline & our reception team will update your record.

You can have the free flu vaccine if you are:

  • aged 65 and over (including those becoming age 65 by 31.03.2021.
  • everyone under 65 years of age including children & babies over 6 months of age who have a medical condition / long term condition such as:
    • a heart problem
    • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
    • a kidney disease
    • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
    • liver disease
    • had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
    • diabetes
    • a neurological condition, eg multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy, parkinsons.
    • a learning disability
    • a problem with your spleen, eg sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
    • are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
    • Pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy.
    • Patients who are carers for an older or disabled person
    • Health and social care staff
    • Individuals between 50 and 64 years may be offered flu vaccine in Nov / Dec, under the NHS flu vaccination programme, however this will be following prioritisation of other eligible groups and subject to vaccine supply.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ATTENDING FLU APPOINTMENTS

To ensure the smooth running of flu clinics and to ensure the safety of both patients & staff, those who are given an appointment are requested to comply with the following:

  • Do not attend if you or a household member develops any symptoms of COVID 19 such as high temperature, new continuous cough, loss of taste or smell.
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Come alone where possible.
  • Attend your appointment promptly & remove your coat / roll up your sleeve in preparation for the vaccine.