We offer seasonal influenza vaccinations to all our patients who are over 65 or who fall into certain at-risk groups. We also offer child seasonal influenza vaccinations to certain categories of children. Patients who fall into these categories should attend one of our dedicated flu sessions to receive the vaccination.
Every year we run a number of walk-in sessions for eligible patients to receive the flu vaccination, as well as a number of bookable clinics. Sessions take place at every surgery site during late September and early October. All flu sessions will be advertised on our homepage and in our surgeries.
Full details about the annual flu vaccination and which patients are eligible will be announced in September alongside our flu session dates. We will also contact eligible patients to recommend that they receive the vaccination.
This year we will be running our flu clinics in the Red House car park under gazebos, as being outside significantly reduces the risk of Covid transmission. We will have entry and exit lanes, an admin area and 3 clinical areas to administer the vaccine. We are expecting a huge increase in attendance by patients for their flu jab, as well as the need to administer the vaccine whilst maintaining social distancing and clinicians being in PPE.
Please do not attend if you have any symptoms indicating possible Covid infection.
You must wear a mask when you attend, and it would be helpful if you can wear a short sleeved top. However bearing in mind typical British weather, you may need a jacket over the top. You will be directed to an admin area to log your details on the system. Once your details have been logged on the system you will be directed to the clinician administering the vaccine. You will then be given your vaccine and directed to the exit lane.
A huge amount of work has gone into trying to make this year’s flu clinics as efficient and safe as possible so that we can vaccinate as many of our eligible patients within the shortest possible time to protect you from flu infection.
You will be sent a text with an allocated clinic date and time beforehand, and we would be most grateful if you could attend that clinic date and time only.
The Walk-in Flu clinics below will be held at The Red House:
- Saturday 11th September, 9am to 12noon over 65 only
- Tuesday 14th September, 9am to 4pm, over 65 only
- Thursday 16th September, 9am to 4pm, over 65 and under 65(at risk)
- Saturday 18th September, 9am to 12noon, under 65(at risk) / Invited over 65
- Saturday 9th October, 9am to 12noon, under 65(at risk) / Invited over 65
- Tuesday 12th October, 9am to 4pm, Catch-up clinic for those unvaccinated
Please note: There will be a separate clinic for Children who will be invited in due course.