Flu Vaccinations 2021-22
Why is the flu jab important?
Over 65 and at risk groups
It reduces the risk of developing complications from flu infections, which include bronchitis, pneumonia and death.
To prevent spreading the virus within the family, the elderly and those more at risk from complications.
Healthcare Workers and Carers
More likely to infected by flu due to repeated exposure and can pass onto patients.
In the current Covid-19 Pandemic
With the flu circulating alongside Covid-19 this year, those in high risk groups are more likely to suffer complications of both viruses. Protecting against flu will help reduce the chance of hospitalisation from flu complications. And also help reduce the burden on the NHS over winter.
Who can have the flu jab this year?
This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:
- Adults 65 and over (including anyone who will be 65 by the 31st March 2022) –adults aged 50-64 may be offered the vaccination – this will only be provided if there is a surplus of vaccines at the practice.
- People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- Pregnant women
- CARERS – including people living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2021
- Children in primary school (note. these vaccines are available via the school ONLY)
- Children in year 7 (secondary school) (note. these vaccines are available via the school ONLY)
- Frontline health or social care workers
Not sure about getting the flu jab this year?
- There are some myth busters below which we hope can help
- Still unsure? Please contact the surgery to discuss this further
Flu Clinic Dates
- Appointment only
- Starting from 11th October 2021
Wednesday 13th October – 10:30 -12:30 & 15:00 – 17:00 Friday 15th October – 09:30 – 12:30 & 14:00 & 17:30 Monday 18th October – 10:30 -12:30 Wednesday 20th October – 15:30 – 17:30 Friday 22nd October – 9:30 – 10:30 Tuesday 26th October – 11:00 -14:00 Friday 29th October – 09:00 – 12:00
- Friday 5th November – 09:20 – 12:00
- Wednesday 10th November – 09:30 – 11:30
- If you are eligible you will contacted by the surgery to book an appointment.
- Please contact us it you have not been contacted and think you may be eligible.
- Reducing footfall in the surgery
- Screening before appointment
- Staff will be wearing appropriate PPE
- Ensuring patients and staff adhere to social distancing
- Following local and national guidelines to keep everyone safe
How to decline
If you already know that you don’t want a flu vaccine at all please call to tell us. You could also send us a message online to decline if that’s easier so that your vaccine can be offered to someone else who needs it: This year more than ever, this is very important as vaccines supplies are expected to be in extremely high demand. Click here to send us a message to decline
Tel: 0208 985 6675