Flu 2020/2021

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk from flu and its complications. This year it is more important than ever to get yourself vaccinated against flu.

The NHS Guidelines regarding who is considered “at-risk” and eligible to receive a free flu vaccination is available on the NHS.uk website.

Please note patients aged between 50-64 years old  not in an “at-risk” category will not be offered a flu vaccination until later in the year providing there is sufficient supply of the vaccines in stock. This is to ensure that those most at-risk receive the vaccination first.

Booking a flu vaccination

To make the process go smoothly and to maintain social distancing you will need to book an appointment slot for your flu vaccine.

The flu clinics will be held on Saturday mornings during October.  This is to avoid any difficulty with social distancing from other patient appointments.

These appointments are available to book online via the NHS app or patient access.  Please select the relevant slot for your age range.  If you are eligible for the shingles vaccine please book a ‘shingles and flu vaccination’ slot to have them done at the same time.

Please do not use these slots for anything else as only flu vaccinations will be given in these slots.

If you are unable to use these services please call the practice on 0191 519 0077 to book your appointment.

Attending for a flu vaccination

Please arrive at the booked time for your flu vaccine and wear a face covering when entering the building.

If you (or your close contacts) are unwell or have fever or coronavirus symptoms you must not attend.

You will enter the building via the front door and leave via the back door.

You may need to wait outside the building to maintain social distancing.

Please remove your coat and have your arm ready for vaccination when you are called through.

Kindly note we will NOT have time to deal with matters that are not relevant to the flu jab.

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