FLU VACCINATIONS 2022
Monday, 10 October 2022
The flu virus kills thousands on an average year, but this is anything but an average year. The vaccine is the best protection. Help us help you protect against flu.
Flu is a serious condition that kills thousands and hospitalizes thousands more in England each year. The flu vaccination is the best protection for you and those around you which is why it is offered for free for those most at risk.
Adults at high risk from flu are also most at risk from COVID-19 and the free vaccine is more important than ever, to help protect the nation from a double threat this winter.
For more information please visit the following link on the NHS Flu Vaccine guidance here
The practice will be holding their next Flu Clinics on Saturday 22nd October and Saturday 5th November 2022.
Please ensure you arrive within your booked time slot otherwise we will be unable to guarantee that you will be seen.
Please note that we have a limited number of slots available for each clinic so please book yourself in as soon as possible.
How will it work on the day?
You should attend the practice within your booked time slot and not earlier.
You will be queuing (socially distanced) OUTSIDE of the surgery building, so please bring an umbrella if you think it may rain
The practice will have multiple clinicians administering flu jabs on the day, so you will not be given an assigned clinician in advance
Please report to the entrance of the surgery, where you will need to check in with the surgery receptionist who will be stationed at the door
Please wear a short sleeve top to the clinic, wear a face mask, remove coats before entering the health centre and importantly if you feel poorly or have symptoms of Covid-19 please DO NOT attend the practice. These steps will ensure a smooth and efficient clinic for your safety.
You will be directed to a clinical room for your flu jab. Whilst in the practice please DO NOT touch any surfaces.
Please note – flu vaccinations are given Free to patients who are eligible as follows:
- all children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2022
- all primary school aged children (from reception to Year 6)
- those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
- pregnant women
- those aged 65 years and over
- those in long-stay residential care homes
- close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
- frontline staff employed by the following types of social care providers without employer led occupational health schemes:
- a registered residential care or nursing home
- registered domiciliary care provider
- a voluntary managed hospice provider
- Direct Payment (personal budgets) or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants
At Risk Categories: Patients aged from 6 months to 64 years of age with a serious medical condition such as:
- Chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
- Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- Chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability
- Splenic dysfunction or asplenia
- A weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
- Morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)
- All pregnant women
- Frontline Health & Social Workers
- The main carer of an older or disabled person
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at 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 to vaccinate this age group until the clinically at risk have been done. This means that no 50-64 year old (other than those who are in the clinical at risk group) should be invited to attend for a vaccine until there is confirmation from the national team that there is vaccine supply for this group.
If you have any queries please contact the London Immunisation Team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
All those aged two and three (but not aged less than two or aged four years).
Children aged 4 years BEFORE or on 31st August 2022 are vaccinated as part of the school vaccine program. WE ARE NOT CONTRACTED TO VACCINATE THESE CHILDREN and therefore not funded to vaccinate.
The school vaccine programme is responsible for notifying parents of school clinic dates, plus any catch up clinics. We do not have this information. Please do NOT miss these vaccine dates. We are unable to help if you do.
Any child aged 4 years in any AT RISK category above can be vaccinated at surgery as we are contracted and funded to vaccinate at risk patients.
PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION ON 020 8747 1549 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT