Flu Vaccination - Booked Appointments
VACCINATION AGAINST INFLUENZA
The Practice invitation programme will be starting the week commencing 1st Oct 2019.
Flu Clinic dates
We will be holding flu clinics over the following days:
Mon 14th Oct 13:30 - 15:30
Tue 15th Oct 09:30 - 11:30
Wed 16th Oct 09:30 11:30
Thu 17th Oct 13:30 - 15:30
Fri 18th Oct 09:30 - 11:30
Sat 19th Oct 10:00 12:00
Mon 21st Oct 14:15 - 16:15
Tue 22nd Oct 09:30 - 11:30
Wed 23rd Oct 09:30 - 11:30
Thu 24th Oct 13:30 - 15:30
Fri 25th Oct 09:30 - 11:30
Sat 26th Oct 10:00 - 12:00
This year we are offering booked appointments only for Patients who have been notified by the Practice that they qualify for a free Influenza vaccination. This notification will either be in the form of a text, an email or via a letter sent to your home address.
When you have been notified by the Practice that you qualify for a flu vaccination please select one of the above Flu Clinic dates and make an appointment with the reception.
The Practice will be providing a seasonal influenza vaccination to all eligible patients registered at the GP practice:
The eligible patients are those who are registered at the practice, who are:
- aged six months to 64 years (inclusive) and suffering from heart disease, diabetes, lung diseases such as bronchitis and asthma, liver disease and some patients with cancer. We are also offering vaccination to those who care for vulnerable patients..
- locum GPs (to be vaccinated by the GP practice where they are registered as a patient);
- health and social care staff employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider (to be vaccinated if they are registered with UMP as a patient) and;
- health and care staff employed by a voluntary managed hospice provider (to be vaccinated if they are registered with UMP as a patient).
The vaccine provides a high degree of protection against influenza. Children aged 2 to 9 will receive 2 doses of a nasal vaccine four weeks apart [if they have not had flu vaccination before] as it is more effective than an injection. The nasal vaccine is not effective for children under 2 years. Please note that as we use an automated call system, 2 and 3 year old children may get two invitations as all children in this age group, not those just a risk are being offered vaccination this year. Pregnant women may also receive 2 invitations for the same reason.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org starting your message with “Seasonal Flu decline” and your NHS number
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