Please remember: You’re not just protecting yourself by having the vaccination – you are protecting your loved ones too. Those most at risk from flu are also most vulnerable to COVID-19.
How will I know when I can book in?
Now bookable by calling us or booking on online via SystmOnline
Am I eligible for the vaccination this year?*
- All adults aged 65 and over
- People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- Pregnant women
- Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2019
- Children in primary school
- Frontline health or social care workers
Can I book an appointment to have my vaccination yet?
Will there be different arrangements on the flu clinic to previous years?
Yes. This year will certainly bring some unique challenges for us as we will be delivering the vaccine in some very different circumstances to usual. Everything will take much longer and therefore requires greater time planning for things such as changing our PPE, cleaning equipment and the environment and social distancing. We need to make sure we can keep you safe as well as our surgery team.
There will be members of staff outside the building directing patients to two different entrances. When in the building we will be spacing patients out at a safe social distance to keep every safe. It is important patients arrive for their appointment at the time they are given so we can manage the volume of patients safely. More details to follow.
Why should I get vaccinated at The Surgery?
The Surgery knows who could have a vaccine based on their age, health and risks and purchases flu vaccines for you and your family members who fall into these groups. While you may of course make a choice to have a vaccine elsewhere, we hope that you will come to us for a variety of benefits to both you and ourselves. When we vaccinate you against flu we also obtain vital other data that is necessary for your medical record and care. Our aim is to ensure your health and wellbeing at all times not just for the flu season.
*It has also been announced by the Government that the eligibility groups for a free NHS flu jab in England and Wales will expand this year to include people aged 50 to 64 and people shielding and those who live with them.
I’m aged between 50 and 64 years old, can I book a flu jab?
There is no date announced for this to start, but we know it will be later this year, once vaccination of the most ‘at-risk’ groups is well underway. If you are in this age group we will keep you updated and tell you when we to invite you to come in.