Getting the flu vaccine is an important part of staying well this winter. If we’ve invited you to a flu clinic, or to make an appointment for the flu jab, it’s because you will benefit from it. Please come along and get vaccinated.
We have taken extra steps this year to make sure that you can get the flu vaccine without risking catching Covid-19. We have a one-way system in place, and staff will be in masks and other forms of PPE. We ask that you take steps to keep yourself and others safe by wearing a mask if you can, using hand sanitiser and keeping distant from others waiting for the flu vaccine.
If you have or think you might have Covid, or have been told to isolate/quarantine please don’t come to the flu clinic. Let us know and we’ll find another time to give your flu vaccine. Symptoms of Covid-19 are a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a change in or loss of your sense of taste or smell.
We are working hard to ensure that you can get your flu vaccine safely – you have nothing to worry about by attending the practice or one of our flu clinics. We want you to know that you are as safe as possible while at one of our clinics or buildings. Come and get your flu vaccine, and help us to help you stay well this winter.
Childrens flu - for those at risk
We are starting our childrens flu programme for 2-3 year olds and under 18s at risk. These children will be getting text or letter invitations to book an appointment.
If your child is in Reception to Year 7 they are eligible for the schools flu vaccination programme and will receive their nasal flu via their school. If you have any queries or concerns about the schools vaccination programme, please talk to the schools flu team on 0333 800 5100.
Before attending your child's nasal flu immunisation appointment you will need to complete a consent form. This must be done before you go into the clinical room.
Please read the information about the flu nasal spray Protecting your child against flu
Adults flu - for those at risk or 65 and over.
We are continuing to provide flu vaccinations to over 65s, under 65s with certain long-term medical conditions, pregnant women and young children. If you are in one of these eligible groups and have not yet had your flu vaccine please contact the practice as soon as possible to book an appointment.
To ensure patient and staff safety we are running our Saturday flu clinics differently this year. Instead of giving you an appointment with a named clinician we will be booking you into a queue slot. Please come to the surgery at your queue slot time and we will then ask you to wait in a socially distanced queue to check in before then moving into the surgery building for your vaccination. This will be a one way system and you will exit by a different door.
Please read all the signs that will direct you about where you should go and provide you with additional information.
Please wear loose clothing so that you can remove outer layers and/or roll up sleeves for your vaccination.
Please be advised that due to the need to allow for queueing in the car parks, parking will be extremely limited and only available for disabled patients.
Anyone with disabilities or extreme frailty, who may have problems queueing, should let us know as soon as you arrive so that we can fast track you.
we would kindly ask all patients to be considerate of the fact that we may fast track patients ahead of those in the queue. Not all disabilities are visible and so you may not know the reason why we have fast tracked someone.
Please do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
Please wear a face covering.
Please only attend with one parent or carer if required.
Please use hand gel before entering the building.
This is a flu and pneumo vaccination appointment and the clinicians will not be able to discuss any other medical matters with you, but support staff will be on hand to help direct you and answer any queries you may have.
Adults flu - 50-64 year olds.
Following the government announcement that 50 to 64 year olds will be able receive a free flu vaccination from 1 December.
If you fall within this age group and have not yet had your flu vaccination contact the practice as soon as possible to book an appointment.
NHSE Briefing for patients on flu eligibility
NHSE flu eligibility poster