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Flu Clinics

Extended Flu clinics in 2021

Walk-through clinic

Thursday 4th February 2021

If you haven’t had the flu vaccination

AND ARE ELIGIBLE

Please visit the Practice (Spring Hill only) from 10am to 11.30am

1.30pm until 3.45pm

PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING UNLESS YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EXCEPTION.

YOU WILL BE GREETED AND GUIDED TO THE WALK THROUGH CLINIC ENTRANCE AND EXITS DUE TO COVID19 REQUIREMENTS.

Please use entrance A

Flu vaccination – Information about the extended programme

This winter, because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the NHS has the largest flu vaccination programme ever with vaccination now being offered to those aged 50 to 64 years old.

Who is the programme being extended to?

Vaccinations are continuing to be offered to those in priority groups (such as those with long term health conditions), but there is now sufficient vaccine available to offer it to all those aged 50 to 64 years old regardless of whether they have a long-term health condition.

Why has the flu vaccination programme been extended?

The flu virus kills thousands of people every year and hospitalises tens of thousands more.

The aim of the programme is to protect those most at risk from flu (such as older people, pregnant women and those with long term health conditions).

This winter, with COVID-19 in circulation, the programme is being extended to those aged 50 and over because this is the age at which hospitalisations for COVID-19 start to increase.

It is important to prevent flu in this group, to protect these people from serious illness and reduce hospitalisations from flu. Also, research shows that if you get both flu and COVID-19 at the same time you may be more seriously ill. So vaccination is especially important this winter.

What should I do?

If you are aged 50 to 64 years old (including those who turn 50 by 31 March 2021) then during either December or January you will be invited to attend your GP surgery for the vaccine or you may contact any pharmacy offering NHS flu vaccinations.

If you have a long-term health condition that puts you more at risk from flu, you are in one of the priority groups who should not delay getting the vaccine.

Visit www.nhs.uk/flujab to check the type of health conditions that this includes.

Which flu vaccine will I be offered?

There are several types of flu vaccine available, including an additional one this winter that has been used in the USA for several years.

There are vaccines that have low-egg content and egg-free vaccines. The injectable flu vaccines do not contain live viruses. None of the flu vaccines can give you flu.

Talk to a GP, practice nurse or pharmacist for more information about
these vaccines or visit www.nhs.uk/flujab


Flu Clinics 2020

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In light of COVID19 pandemic and local guidance we are now (1ST SEPTEMBER 2020) in a position to announce our first flu clinic for 2020**

3rd October 2020

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please ring the practice 01676 540 395 option 1 – please do not ring the practice between 8am and 9am due to patients wanting a same day appointment. Our phone lines are extremely busy at present.

9am – 12.30pm OVER AGE 65 – please see eligibility for the vaccination below:

1pm – 4.00pm AGE 18 to 65 - please see eligibility for the vaccination below:

Eligibility for the vaccination:

Patients who are OVER 65’s OR on an “at risk register” e.g. diabetic, COPD, Chronic heart disease, pregnant woman, immunosuppressant and carers.

From 18 to 64 years on an “at risk register”.

 

**subject to government guidelines

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