BOOK YOUR FLU JAB - Flu Vaccination Appointments Now Available

Flu vaccination provides the best protection against an unpredictable virus that infects many people and can cause serious illness/death each year. With COVID-19 still in circulation it’s really important to reduce the number of those becoming ill with flu this winter to help protect them, the NHS and social care services.

The vaccination is free and recommended yearly for those most at risk from flu. This includes anyone living with a long-term medical condition; everyone aged 50 years and over; carers; and close contacts of immunocompromised individuals.

WHO CAN HAVE A FREE FLU VACCINATION AT THEIR GP SURGERY?

If any of the following applies to you, you can have a free, annual flu vaccination. Priority will be given to those who are at most risk.

  • those aged 50 years and over

  • those in long-stay residential care homes

  • carers

  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals

  • frontline health and social care staff

  • all children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2021

  • those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups

  • pregnant women

HOW WILL WE LET YOU KNOW?

If you have chosen to receive communications by text, you will receive a text inviting you to book your flu vaccination. It is important that we have your correct contact details.

If we do not have a mobile phone number for you, then you will receive an email or letter. It is important that we have your correct contact details.

How to book your free flu vaccination

By telephone - call 01903 752200 and select the Flu Booking option (Please do not call before 11am or between 2pm and 3pm as these are our busiest times).

Online via EMIS patient access, or via MyGP app or via the NHS Main App – if patient access has been activated

Clinic Dates

Date

Time

Site

Age

Booking live

Thursday 16th September

All day

8.30-5.00pm

Culver Road

Kingfisher Branch

Aged 65 and over

Booking now

Saturday 25th September

All day

8.30-5.00pm

Culver Road

Kingfisher Branch

Aged 18 to 49 at increased risk +

Aged 50 to 64

Booking now

Tuesday 28th September

Evening

5.30pm-8.00pm

Culver Road

Kingfisher Branch

Aged 18 to 64 at increased risk +

Aged 50 to 64

Will open when more stock arrives

Saturday 9th October

All day

8.30-4.30pm

Culver Road

Kingfisher Branch

Aged 65 and over

Will open when more stocks arrive

HELP US TO HELP YOU – COVID-19 precautions at the Flu Clinic

We are taking all necessary precautions to make the surgery as safe as possible for patients attending each site. Each clinic will have clearly marked routes to ensure social distancing to help keep you and our staff safe.

In turn, we kindly request that all patients:

  • arrive on time, not early or late, to avoid long queues that make it hard to socially distance

  • understand that queuing will be outside, regardless of inclement weather and there is ONLY disabled parking on each site (to allow for social distancing queues)

  • wear a face covering (to cover mouth and nose)

  • bring/use their own hand sanitiser

  • follow the social distancing signs and instructions around surgery

  • treat our staff with respect

WHAT IF I AM UNWELL FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

If you are feeling unwell (high temperature, new continuous cough, loss of taste or smell), DO NOT attend your appointment but do let us know.

WHAT IF I DO NOT WANT A FLU VACCINATION THIS YEAR?

If you decide not to have the vaccination please let us know so we can enter this on your medical records. You can say no thank you to flu vaccine by clicking here NO THANK YOU, or let us know by telephone.

 

 

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