influenza vaccinations

Flu Clinics

Flu Vaccination – Book your flu jab now!

These instructions are ONLY for Patients who have been invited by the Practice that are eligible for an Influenza vaccination. 

How to book your flu vaccination appointment?

This invitation will either be in the form of a text or letter sent to your home address.

This year we are offering booked appointments only

Please make an appointment now, in person, through the Practice number on  01216873055.

Please use the call for just booking your flu vaccination appointment. 

When are the clinics?

Currently the clinics are being held at the surgery. Days and times as as follows:

 

Thursday 14th Oct:  (AM) 10:20 - 12:15  (over 65)

Tuesday 19th Oct:  (PM) 14:00 - 15:45 (under 65)

Wednesday 20th Oct:  (PM) 14:00 - 16:50 (under 65)

Thursday 21st Oct:  (PM) 14:45 - 15:45 (under 65)

      

What to expect on the day?

COVID-19 has also meant you are requested to follow these guidelines:

Before you come to the practice:

  • Wear loose fitting clothing, appropriate to allow the nurse access to your upper arm
  • Bring a face covering with you

When you arrive at the practice:

  • Arrive for your appointment no more than 10 minutes early and wait outside of the practice..
  • Before entering University Medical Practice you will need to be wearing a face covering.
  • A marshal will take your details and direct you to the Reception waiting area. Once the clinician is ready, a marshal will direct you to the socially distanced waiting room to have your vaccination. Your movement will be clearly indicated by the Marshal.
  • If you have an egg allergy, please tell the Nurse before your vaccination, as this is one of the few contraindications to having the vaccination.
  • Please note that we will not be able to deal with anything other than the vaccination during this appointment.
  • Once you have received your vaccination the clinician will direct you to the exit using our one way system following the orange markings
  • It is important that patients exit the building promptly to ensure a smooth flow with social distancing being maintained.

What if you do not want to have the flu vaccination at the practice?

If you do not wish to have the flu vaccination to be given to you or your child or have already had it elsewhere, please e-mail us on admin.umpsbpct@nhs.net starting your message with “Seasonal Flu decline” and your NHS number

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation during this time.

#staysafe

The University Medical Practice

Flu Vaccination Information

This year, with COVID-19 in circulation, it’s more important than ever that eligible groups are vaccinated to protect from flu.

The following groups will be offered the flu vaccination:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children aged 2- 11 years old
  • 65+ years old
  • Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
  • Have a long-term condition
    • a heart problem
    • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
    • a kidney disease
    • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
    • liver disease
    • had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
    • diabetes
    • a neurological condition, e.g. multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy
    • a learning disability
    • a problem with your spleen, e.g. sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
    • Are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • 50-64 year olds