Flu Season Update….
Please be advised that the practice will be contacting patients eligible for a free flu vaccination in the coming weeks via SMS text message or letter.
Patients in the 50-64 age bracket who would not usually qualify for a free flu vaccination should be aware that this group will not be vaccinated until November & December, providing there is sufficient vaccine & no appointments will be offered until then. This is to ensure that those who are at most risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier. Please also note that GPs are not able to vaccinate this age group until the clinically at risk have been done.
Your continued co-operation is appreciated.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ATTENDING FLU APPOINTMENTS
To ensure the smooth running of flu clinics and to ensure the safety of both patients & staff, those who are given an appointment are requested to comply with the following:
- Do not attend if you or a household member develop any symptoms of COVID 19 ie high temperature, new continuous cough, loss of taste or smell.
- Wear a face covering.
- Come alone where possible.
- Attend your appointment promptly & remove your coat & roll up your sleeve in preparation for the vaccine.