The practice continues to have Flu Vaccines available for our vulnerable adults, patients over 65 years old and those patients, regardless of age, if they have a chronic disease, and also pregnant women.
If you have a child aged 2 or 3 years old and they have not had a nasal flu vaccine please contact the practice to make an appointment.
If you have been shielding throughout the corona virus pandemic it is extremely important that you attend for your flu vaccine this year.
For patients aged 50 to 64 years old (without an underlying health problem) we are yet to receive the flu vaccines. As soon as we have the vaccines we will advise patients.
ATTENDING IN PERSON FOR THE FLU VACCINE
As there are still serious concerns about the spread of corona virus we are organising flu clinics where the clinical staff will only provide the vaccination and no other service (e.g blood pressure) this is to minimise the length of time you will need to spend in the surgery.
To help keep everyone safe we ask:
- that you attend alone where possible, unless you need assistance to attend
- you wear a face covering, unless it is dangerous for you to do so
- arrive at your appointment time
- wear a short sleeve garment under your coat for ease of vaccinating
- you or the person attending with you can answer NO to all of the questions below:
- Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 7 days?
- Are you waiting for a COVID-19 test or the results?
- Do you have any of the following symptoms:
o New, continuous cough*;
o High temperature or fever;
o Loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste?
• Do you live with someone who has either tested positive for COVID-19 or
had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
* A new, continuous cough means coughing for longer than an hour, or
three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If the patient usually has a
cough, it may be worse than usual.
If you have any questions please contact the practice and we will be happy to help.