Seasonal Flu Vaccination
STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
(Due to Social Distancing under Covid 19 rules there is NO drop-in service this year).
If you have had contact from the Practice inviting you to attend for your flu vaccination, please see the box below.
Please call our flu line on 01823 285431.
The line is open as follows
|Wednesday 16th September||6.30pm – 9.00pm|
|Wednesday 17th September||6.30pm – 9.00pm|
|Friday 18th September||6.30pm – 9.00pm|
|Saturday 19th September||9.00am – 12.00 noon|
|Wednesday 23rd September||6.30pm – 9.00pm|
|Thursday 24th September||6.30pm – 9.00pm|
|Friday 25th September||6.30pm – 9.00pm|
|Saturday 26th September||9.00am – 12.00 noon|
From September 28th 2020 by calling the Practice on 01823 285400 during normal opening times
It is probably more important than ever that you are immunised this year given the backdrop of Covid 19.
Our clinic dates are
|9am – 1pm||Thursday||8th October 2020||St James Church|
|2pm – 6pm||Thursday||22nd October 2020||St James Church Please note this clinic is for patients over the age of 65 years only.|
|9am – 1pm||Saturday||24th October 2020||St James Church|
|2pm – 6pm||Thursday||29th October 2020||St James Church|
|3pm – 7pm||Wednesday||4th November 2020||Orchard Medical Centre, Norton Fitzwarren|
|9am – 1pm||Saturday||7th November 2020||St James Church|
Please click this link to see what you need to do upon arrival at a clinic.
IMPORTANT – We are awaiting advice on patients aged 50-64 who do not fall into one of the criteria below as to when you might be offered a flu vaccination. This will be November 2020 at the earliest
- We have contacted you because you are in one of the government’s target ‘at risk’ groups below
People aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2021)
- chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
- chronic liver disease
- chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease,
- learning disability
- splenic dysfunction or asplenia
- a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
- morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)
- Patients who have received a COVID shielding letter and household contacts . Specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded person on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable.
- health and social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza.
- all children aged two to eleven (but not twelve years or older) on 31 August 2020 Children 2 and 3 years old will ve vaccinated by GP practices, children 4 – 11 years will receive a vaccination at school
all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
- People living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions, university halls of residence, or boarding schools (except where children are of primary school age or secondary school Year 7).
- health and social care workers employed through Direct Payments (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants, to deliver domiciliary care to patients and service users. 2. Additionally, in 2020/21, flu vaccinations might be offered under the NHS flu
- those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.