We are now booking for the covid and flu vaccinations for clinics from Monday 25th September. We will have weekday appointments available as well as Saturday morning clinics on 30th September and 14th October.
Please remember parking can be very busy so try to walk or get a lift if possible.
Both vaccinations can be given together in our covid clinics, or if you are only eligible for a flu vaccine or prefer to have this separately you can book in a specific flu clinic. If you are attending the surgery to see a doctor or nurse please ask for your flu vaccine, we will be happy to do this at the same time.
Please inform the surgery if you are housebound as we will be delivering these too, but this could possibly be a longer wait.
Flu Vaccine - Eligibility:
- Those aged 65 years and over those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
- Pregnant women
- All children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023
- Primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 6) *These will be given in school*
- Residents in long-stay residential care homes
- Carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main Carer of an elderly or disabled person
- Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
- Frontline workers in a social care setting who are registered at the practice
*NB: This year people aged 50 – < 65years who are not in an at-risk group are NOT eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine
The practice will be calling all 2 and 3 year olds for the live nasal flu vaccine.
Children who are unable to have the live nasal flu, due to contraindications or religious reasons, will be given the injectable flu vaccine. Please inform reception when booking for this as it has to be ordered in. All school aged children will be vaccinated by the school immunisation service, however any children in at-risk groups can have their flu vaccine at the surgery.
Autumn COVID -19 Vaccination
COVID-19 - Eligibility:
- Residents in a care home for older adults
- All adults aged 65 years and over
- Persons aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group, including pregnant women
- Frontline health and social care workers
- Persons who are immunocompromised
- Persons aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression.
- Persons aged 16 to 64 years who are carers and staff working in care homes for older adults.
- The JCVI also advises primary course vaccination for individuals in the above cohorts who have not had any previous doses should be offered. They should receive a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine during the campaign period
The age cohorts for flu and COVID-19 vaccinations have been aligned and will allow for greater levels of co-administration.
All those who turn 65 years by 31 March 2024 are eligible for both vaccinations.
NB: We do not know if we will be vaccinating at-risk children at this present time but will update the website as soon as we have been informed