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Seasonal Flu Vaccinations 2021-22

The Influenza vaccination is an important priority this coming autumn to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with influenza, and to reduce hospitalisations during a time when the NHS and social care may also be managing winter outbreaks of COVID-19.

Patients eligible for NHS Influenza Vaccination in 2021-22 are:-

  • All children aged 2-15yrs
  • Patients aged 6mths to 49yrs in a defined clinical risk group
  • Pregnant Women
  • Patients aged 50yrs and over
  • Patients in long stay residential care homes
  • Carers
  • Close contacts of an immunocompromised person
  • Frontline Health & Social care staff (to be vaccinated by their employers)

50 to 64year olds
As part of wider Winter planning when we are likely to see both influenza and Covid-19 in circulation, all patients aged between 50-64yrs will be offered the Flu vaccination again this year

Children
All children aged between 2 to 15yrs will be offered the vaccination. Children aged 2-4yrs will be offered the Nasal flu vaccine in Practice by appointment only.

ALL eligible patients will receive an invitation to receive their Flu Vaccine.
Please be patient, as this will be a staged approach. Those patients in the highest risk groups will be offered their Flu Vaccination as a priority.

Patients will be given a dedicated appointment time to attend the Surgery for vaccination.

School aged children will be offered a vaccination as part of the national Schools Immunisation programme.

Attend Alone

Please try to attend alone, unless you require a carer to assist you.

Do not bring pushchairs and extended family members or friends as we will be asking them to wait outside.

Do Not Attend If You Have

  • A new and continuous cough.
  • A change/loss to your taste and smell.
  • A high temperature.
  • You or your household are currently isolating.

Wear Suitable Clothing

Please wear clothes which will make it easy for you to expose one of your shoulders.

Vaccinations will be taking place in the waiting room and not in the privacy of consulting rooms.

Social Distancing

Face coverings should be worn at all times whilst in the building.

Phase 3 Covid Vaccination

At the time of publication there remains uncertainty around the delivery of the 3rd phase of the Covid-19 vaccination programme and exactly who will be eligible. We will be sending information out about this as soon as plans are finalised by NHS England. As such please help us to stay in touch by providing your mobile number. This is usually the quickest and easiest way to keep you informed and to contact you. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of our reception team, who will be happy to advise.

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GP TRAINEE

As we are a teaching and training Practice, it is usual for us to have an additional GP trainees who are fully qualified doctors, doing their speciality training within the practice. We have Dr Sarah Ali who has joined us as a trainee doctor and will be working with us for the next year.






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