Flu & Covid Clinic
Our flu & covid immunisation clinics will be held at the practice on Saturday 23rd September 2023 and Saturday 14th October 2023*
*A small selection of alternative dates will be available throughout October and November for those patients unable to make these clinic dates
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 2023 to 2024 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
- Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
- Frontline health and social care staff
Appointment invites will be sent out to patients via text message. If you belve that you are eligible and hove not received a text message form the parctice, please contact us on 0117 9598939
Those patients without smart phones will receive 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.
We will be offering eligible patients the option of having their covid autumn booster at the same time as their flu appointment. Please ask the clinican administering your flu vaccine for further information.
Published: Aug 15, 2023
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