Flu 2020 & COVID-19 Vaccination

Its that time of year again when Flu becomes more common and vaccination is available to those who need it, those over 65, pregnant mums and anyone at increased risk e.g. with respiratory or other chronic diseases. (full list of eligibility available on NHS site: www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine

This year flu vaccination is more important than ever and we will be offering clinics by appointment from the beginning of October. We will be adopting COVID-19 safe procedures and encouraging as many eligible patients to attend as possible. Separate arrangements will be in place for those housebound or actively shielding patients.

 

 Flu Clinics: 

Adults

  • October 2nd 13: 30 - 18:00    (Fully Booked)
  • October 5th 13: 30 - 18:00     (Available online and Reception)
  • October 16th 15:30 - 18:00    (Available online and Reception)
  • October 30th 08:00 - 09:00    (By Appointment only)

  • December 4th 08:00 - 09:00    (By Appointment only)

PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU ARE NOT ELEGIBLE FOR NHS FLU JABS

YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY

Children  (2 -3 Years Old)

  • October 6th 13:30 - 18:00    (Available online and Reception)

COVID-19 Vaccine: The NHS will get in touch when it’s your turn to be vaccinated – please do not contact the Surgery before then

 

The first phase of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has begun. However, initially the vaccination will be prioritised for those over 80, care home workers and residents, and frontline health and care staff. These vaccinations will be delivered through a limited number of hospital and GP hubs. See this leaflet explaining who was chosen for the first group and why.

 

If you are in a priority group, when it is the right time, you will receive an invitation to come forward for your vaccination.  This will either be by letter, phone, or text message. The message will include all the information you will need to book your appointment

 

This is going to be a long-term programme and it will likely take until at least spring before all high-risk groups have been offered a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Please help us and do not contact the practice or other NHS services to get an appointment for a COVID vaccination until you are contacted.   Please also continue to follow the national guidance to control the virus and save lives. 

 

Information on the vaccine is available on www.selondonccg.nhs.uk/what-we-do/covid-19/

 

 

Phone script

 

The first phase of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has begun. Please do not contact the practice or the NHS to ask for a vaccine – we will contact you. When you are contacted please attend your booked appointment. In the meantime, please continue to follow the recommended guidance including regularly washing your hands, wearing a mask, and keeping a safe distance. Help us control the virus and save lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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