FLU CLINICS FOR 2021 Starting October

Information to follow regarding clinic dates / times

October

Saturday 9th October morning until 3pm for those aged 65 or over.  This is the first of our clinics.

Eligible Population to receive the Flu vaccination

  1. All patients aged 50 years and over on 31 Mar 2022
  2. Patients aged 6 months to under 50 years in “clinical risk groups”
  3. Children aged 2 and 3 years of age on 31 Aug 2021
  4. Pregnant women
  5. Patients in long-stay residential care homes
  6. Carers
  7. Close contacts of “immunocompromised individuals”
  8. Frontline health & social care staff (including Locum GPs)

What are the different types of Flu jabs?

  • Children aged 2-17 in an eligible group are offered a live quadrivalent vaccine, given as a nasal spray
  • Adults aged 18-64 who are either pregnant, have a long term health condition, or a frontline health or care worker are offered a quadrivalent injected vaccine.
  • Adults aged 65 and over will be offered a cell-grown quadrivalent injected vaccine.

Why you should have your Flu vaccination at the surgery

  • Pharmacies and supermarkets do not have access to your FULL medical record or know you as well as we do so in the event of a potential reaction we are already equipped to deal with this or to resolve issues regarding the flu vaccination and potential conflict with your medical issues.
  • We will also advise, at the same time, if you are eligible to be vaccinated against shingles and/or pneumonia.
  • We also take the opportunity to ask you to  update some of your medical information to assist in future delivery of care necessary for your medical record.  Pharmacies or supermarkets do not do this and cannot therefore offer a more rounded consultation approach.
  • As with all injections there is a small risk of anaphylactic reaction. If this does happen your surgery is far better equipped to deal with such cases.

NHS Flu Information

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

FLU Vaccination - who should have it and why 2021 leaflet