What is flu?
The Flu is a highly infectious virus that infects the nose, throat and lungs. It can cause serious illness and even death in vulnerable groups. Some people with pre-existing conditions are more likely to develop potential serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
Who is eligible for a flu vaccine this year?
All children aged 2 to 15 (but not 16 years or older) on 31 August 2021. PLEASE NOTE: Only children aged 2 to 3 years will be invited to have their vaccine in GP Surgeries. Older children will be vaccinated by community teams in school.
Those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups
Those aged 50 years and over
Those living in a residential or nursing home
Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
Frontline health and social care workers
For further information on eligibility visit see Flu Vaccine NHS information
How can I book an appointment?
If you are eligible for a flu vaccination you can book by calling 01279 215415
For your appointment please:
Wear a face covering
Wear short sleeves if possible
Attend at your allocated appointment time- If you are running late you will not be seen after your appointment time and will need to reschedule
If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID 19 you must not attend your appointment, you must self isolate and get a test
What safety measures are in place to keep me safe before, during and after my appointment?
Your safety is important to us and the following measures have been put in place to keep all patients and staff safe;
All patients will be advised to wear a face covering
All patients attending will be asked a series of questions to identify if they or anyone in their household is experiencing potential symptoms of COVID 19. Anyone experiencing potential symptoms will be asked to leave immediately, self isolate and get a test
Clear signs and social distancing markers will be in place in and around the surgery
There will be a limited number of patients in the building at any one time
All clinicians and patient facing staff members will be following the latest infection control guidance.