What is the flu?
The Flu is a highly infectious virus that infects the nose, throat and lungs. It can cause serious illness and even death in vulnerable groups. Some people with pre-existing conditions are more likely to develop potential serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
Who is eligible for the flu vaccine this year?
You can have the flu vaccine if you are:
- all children aged 2 to 15 (but not 16 years or older) on 31 August 2021
- aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups
- aged 50 or over
- living in a residential or nursing home
- registered domiciliary care provider
- a voluntary managed hospice provider
- direct payment (personal budget) and/or Personal Health Budget
- household contacts of anyone who is immunocompromised
- frontline health and social care worker
For further information on eligibility visit Flu Vaccine - NHS information
How can I book an appointment?
If you are eligible for a flu vaccination you can book via the NHS APP, by Systmonline or by calling 01992 573838 and selecting option 2 and then option 2 again.
For your appointment please:
- wear a face covering
- wear short sleeves if possible
- attend at your allocated appointment time- If you are running late you will not be seen after your appointment time and will need to reschedule
- if you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 you must not attend your appointment, you must self-isolate and get a test
What safety measures are in place to keep me safe before, during and after my appointment?
Your safety is important to us and the following measures have been put in place to keep all patients and staff safe;
- all patients will be advised to wear a face covering
- all patients attending will be asked a series of questions to identify if they or anyone in their household is experiencing potential symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone experiencing potential symptoms will be asked to leave immediately, self-isolate and get a test
- clear signs and social distancing markers will be in place in and around the surgery
- there will be a limited number of patients in the building at any one time
- all clinicians and patient facing staff members will be following the latest infection control guidance.