Flu Vaccination Information 2020

Book your Flu vaccination using our new online form

The practice continues to be open and we have taken measures to ensure your safety. Our team are already putting plans in place to be able to safely administer the flu vaccine for patients. This may be done differently to how it has been done in the past.

If you are eligible to receive a flu vaccination you will be contacted by the practice with information regarding flu clinics and how to obtain an appointment. If you have any questions regarding flu vaccinations please contact the practice via this website using our ‘Reception and Enquiries’ section from the home page.

The number of people eligible to receive the flu vaccine on the NHS this year has increased, and it is important that eligible patients get the flu vaccination. This is particularly important for those in at risk groups because flu can cause severe complications. Vaccination clinics will begin towards the end of September/ early October in various stages for different cohorts, with those in at risk groups prioritised.

Flu Appointment Information

If you are displaying any symptoms of coronavirus, please do not attend the surgery and ensure you cancel your appointment, using the reply function in your reminder text message, or by using the Cancel an Appointment form.

We will be happy to re-book your appointment if necessary.

Arriving at the surgery for your appointment

The entrance for flu appointments will be via the portacabin entrance to the right of the main building, please follow the signs for our flu area.

Please do not arrive any more than 5 minutes before your appointment time to enable social distancing.

To allow the nurse quick access to your arm and to help minimise the amount of time you will need to spend in the practice, please wear a loose fitting (or short sleeve) top.

We would ask you please to wear a face covering at all times inside the practice (unless you are exempt due to a medical reason) to help protect both yourself and our staff.

Once you have checked in there is a temporary waiting room in the portacabin from where you will be called for your appointment.

We will be introducing a one-way system inside the building – when your appointment has finished, please follow the “Way Out” signs leading to the back door.

Unfortunately any late arrivals will not be seen and you will need to re-book your appointment.

Important notice from NHS England regarding Flu vaccination for 50-64s

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.