Flu Clinics 2022

 

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Our flu immunisation clinic will be held at the practice on Friday 21st October 2022

This year more than ever it is vital that everyone who is eligible for the flu jab has it done. Getting this done at the practice as soon as you can is one of the most important things you can do to help the NHS, your community and indeed to protect yourself. Seasonal flu and COVID-19 viruses have the potential to add substantially to the winter pressures usually faced by the NHS, particularly if infection waves from both viruses coincide.

You may receive a letter from the national booking system inviting you to one of the local pharmacies to have a Flu jab and/or Covid Booster. We strongly urge you to have your Flu jab with the practice. The practice has knowledge of which other vaccines you require and will administer them at the same time. This is very important to protect against other disease. The practice relies on the income generated from the flu program to fund our staff in particularly our additional nurse appointments we offer. Without this income we will have to reduce some of our services. Please support the surgery by doing this.

Those eligible for NHS influenza vaccination in 2022 to 2023 include the following;

  • Those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
  • Pregnant women
  • Those aged 65 years and over
  • Those in long-stay residential care homes
  • Carers
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • Frontline health and social care staff
  • 50 to 64 year olds that are not in a clinically at-risk group (from 15 October 2022). The delayed start is to ensure clinical prioritisation of those most at risk from flu.

 

Covid-19 Autumn booster programme

Our aim is to provide patients with both their flu and covid immunisations in one visit to make it as smooth and convenient as possible. If you have booked in for your flu jab you will be offered the Autumn Covid booster at the same time.

Apointment invites will be sent out to patients via text message. Those patients without smart phones will recieve an invite to book in the post. Those patients who are registered as housebound will receive a letter in the post with details of when the team will visit. 

Published: Oct 13, 2022