If you are aged 65 or over, or are aged 6 months to under 65 and in one of the clinical "at risk" groups for flu listed then you are strongly advised to have a flu vaccination.
Our first flu clinics will be for over 65s only and due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions there will be only prebookable clinics and no Walk In clinics. To book an appointment if you are eligible, please call our dedicated flu line on 07552 167929 between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday or 01785 815555. Please note that the clinics will have to be run differently this year for the safety of all our patients and staff. Please read the details below which you must adhere to:
You will need to prebook your appointment, there will be no Walk In Clinics this year.
Please do not arrive any earlier than your appointment time or any later. If you arrive early you will need to wait outside and if you arrive late then you will have to rebook. There will be no flexibility due to safety.
Please ensure that you are well and you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms.
Please ensure that you attend with a face mask or covering.
When you arrive you will check in with one of our Reception staff who will give you a letter to take with you to your designated clinician. Please stand as directed in the surgery. There will be staff on hand to help you.
Please ensure that you have your coat/jumpers off so that your arm is ready. Vaccines will be given at the door, there will be no access to rooms, this is to ensure that patients flow through the building quickly and safely.
There will be no other services available, please do not ask about prescriptions or referrals, we need patients to be in the building for the shortestamount of time.
You will be guided to exit through a different door from the one that you entered. Once you have your vaccine please leave the building promptly.
Clinic dates (all pre-booked only) and subject to vaccine availability
|Under 18 - 64||Over 65 years old||Childrens Nasal Vaccines|
|Appointment Date||See eligibility||including 64 turning 65 by 31 March 2022|
|9.15am to 10.00am|
|11-Nov-2021||7.30 am to 8.00 am|
|15-Nov-2021||7.15am to 8.00am|
|4.50pm to 17.45pm|
|18-Nov-2021||5.00 pm to 8.00 pm||1.30 pm to 3.30 pm|
|29-Nov-2021||7.15am to 8.00am|
|2-Dec-2021||5.00 pm to 6.30 pm|
Flu, short for influenza, is an infectious and common viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.
It's not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses. Symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.
You can catch flu all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as "seasonal flu".