Flu Clinic Information
SUPPORT YOUR GP SURGERY
We will be taking bookings for
Covid and Flu Vaccines
in early September 2023
Please contact the surgery early September to book your appointment
If you are over 65 you are eligible for a FREE flu vaccine
If you are under 65 and in an 'at risk' catagory you will also be able to have a flu vaccine
Please ensure we have your up-to-date telephone number, we can text you a link when our appointment bookings open and you can then book your own appointment
WE HAVE ALREADY ORDERED YOUR FLU VACCINE
IF YOU HAVE YOUR FLU VACCINE ANYWHERE ELSE THIS WILL COST YOUR SURGERY
REMEMBER: reasons to have your flu vaccination at YOUR GP surgery
- We offer a setting where we can check your medical records and make sure you get the most suitable vaccine.
- We can offer protection for those who may be forgetful by reducing the risk of duplication in vaccines being administered.
- We offer fast, efficient and friendly flu clinic service with your local surgery team
- We can ensure continuity of care for our patients and carers - we already know you and you know us!
When you come to the surgery for your flu vaccination please follow the guidelines below:
- All flu clinics are by appointment only
- You must wear a face mask.
- Please come on time not early or late (there will be strict adherence to timings this year).
- Please come prepared to wait outside, rain or shine.
- Please wear a short-sleeved t-shirt or blouse, the vaccine will normally be given in the arm.
- The vaccination may be given in the waiting room as in previous years using a one-way system, again please ensure you where a short sleeve top.
- If it is possible please walk to the surgery - car parking is limited
- You will be directed by staff or signs where to go on arrival.
- If you are unwell (and/or COVID-19 symptoms) do not attend your appointment, contact the surgery to reschedule. If you are unwell on the day of your appointment, please do not attend.
Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.
The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.