Flu clinic - Saturday 12th December
Following the recent government announcement, that all people between the ages of 50 and 65 are entitled to a flu vaccination, we are pleased to announce the first of two additional flu clinics. The first clinic is scheduled for Saturday 12th December. The second clinic will be early January, date to be confirmed.
These clinics are primarily for patients aged 50 to under 65 (on 31st March 2021) who are considered to be 'clinically NOT at risk'. If you are in this age group and have not previously received an invitation for a flu vaccination from us, you now qualify for the vaccination.
Please book ONLINE if you are registered to do so as our phone lines are exceptionally busy. If booking online, please check you book into the correct clinic for your age and invitation status:
Aged 50 to under 65 and NOT previously received an invitation from us, when booking, under the clinician heading, select one of Flu 1 through to Flu 7 and book yourself into a 'FLU 50-64' appointment.
Aged 50 to under 65 and previously (before 20th November) received an invitation from us, when booking, under the clinician heading, select Flu 8 and book yourself into a 'FLU under 65 at risk - invite only' appointment, limited appointments available until 10.40am.
Aged 65 and over, select Flu 8 under the clinician heading, and book yourself a 'Flu over 65 - invite only' appointment, limited appointments available after 11am.
If you are not registered for online booking, please call reception on 01308 421896 after 11am Tuesday to Friday.
Visit the NHS flu web page for more information.
Different patient groups receive different vaccines. For patients in the 50 to 65 age group who are not clinically at risk, the Department of Health and Social Security and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MRHA) have authorised the temporary supply of the Flublok vaccine. Flublok is licenced for use in the USA by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You can read more HERE about Flublok.
We have changed some of our processes due to covid. In particular, it will help if you:
- are mobile, if you would walk or park nearby to save parking spaces for those less mobile
- arrive at the building entrance no more than five minutes before your appointment
- come alone if possible
- wear a face mask or face covering if you are able to
- wear clothing that gives easy access to your upper arm
- go to the toilet before leaving home
- do not bring unnecessary bags or belongings into the building
Published: Nov 27, 2020