Flu Services

This year we have to factor in social distancing into our flu vaccination schedule and so we are introducing new systems to keep everyone safe.

Everyone eligible needs to pre-book one of the following options from 21st September onwards:

Saturday clinics

At present we have arranged 1 Saturday flu clinic for adults:

Saturday 6th Nov 2021

9:00 – 12:00 adults 65yrs and over (including anyone who will be 65 by the 31st March 2022) and Adults under 65yrs from 12:30 to 14:00

How to book:

If you do not have a long term condition, you shall only become eligible later in the season. We will text you when further details are announced, so please let us know if you recently changed your mobile number and provide consent to text messaging if not already given.

If you are aged 50-64:

If you do not have a long term condition, you shall only become eligible later in the season. We will text you when further details are announced, so please let us know if you recently changed your mobile number and provide consent to text messaging if not already given.

Improved Access

We are working together with other local practices to offer patients access to more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends. To find out more about these services, please contact the practice.
How to decline:

If you don’t want a flu vaccine at all please let us know via AskMyGP or our dedicated flu phone line. This year more than ever, this is very important as vaccines supplies are expected to be in extremely high demand.

Home visits are available - for medically housebound patients only.

We shall continue to offer essential home visits for very frail patients to have their flu vaccinations at home and for those living in care homes.

Home visits are more risky for the staff and patients so wherever possible patients should attend the surgery.

Home visit slots are very limited and so are strictly reserved only for those who physically couldn’t get into a car to attend an appointment with help from a friend, family or a taxi.

Children will be contacted with an appointment slot.

Child aged 2 and 3 and those under the age of 18 at risk will be given a date and time slot to attend. If you can’t make the appointment given please contact us as above.

If your child is eligible to have a vaccination at school, but not otherwise in another at risk group, they should have their vaccine at school, not at the Doctors surgery.