CURRENT SITUATION – 15.9.20 – AWAITING FLU CLINIC DATES TO BE CONFIRMED
PLEASE DO NOT PHONE TO BOOK YOU FLU VAC UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR LETTER

Having the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from a nasty virus that kills around 11,000 people every year in England. By having the vaccine you’re also helping protect the NHS from being overwhelmed by a flu epidemic combining with any rise in Covid-19 cases.

This year, for the first time, the free flu vaccine is being made available to everyone aged 50 to 64. If you are in this age group please check your GP surgery’s website in October and November for details of any flu clinics.

For details of who’s entitled to the free vaccine, visit www.nhs.uk and search for “flu”.

We are awaiting confirmation of this year’s flu vaccination clinic dates and you will receive a letter if you are in the eligible groups.

Flu Vaccinations are available for all patients who are over 65, who have Chronic Disease, who are pregnant, or who are carers.  This offers a high level of protection from influenza and its complications.

Please Note: We ask that all patients attending the clinic wear a face covering and adhere to 2 metre social distancing when within the building. Temperature checks will be conducted on entrance to the building. PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE TIME OF YOUR APPOINTMENT.

Please attend alone unless you need a carer, they should wear a mask too.

Please do not arrive at the flu clinic if you have any of the following symptoms:

New, Continuous Cough (repeatedly coughing OR Temp greater than 37.8 or a loss of sense of smell / taste.)

YOU MUST BRING YOUR LETTER WITH YOU TO THE CLINIC TO BE ABLE TO HAVE YOUR FLU VACCINATION

IT CONTAINS AN EXCLUSIVE BAR CODE UNIQUE TO YOU AND CANNOT BE SHARED