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Flu clinics 2020

Flu clinics 2020

The flu kills. Just get your free flu jab. Ask your GP if you're eligible.

If you are over 65 or in an at risk group you are eligible for a FREE flu jab. As a practice we will be running the flu clinics as soon as the vaccine is available.

Later in the year, the flu vaccine may be given to people aged 50 to 64. More information will be available later in the autumn.

We will be contacting eligible patients by text when slots are available to book.

You are at risk if you;

  • Are pregnant
  • Have a long term health condition i.e. diabetes, COPD, chronic heart disease
  • Have a learning disability
  • Are the main carer for someone who is at risk of Covid-19, or whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

For more information on the flu vaccine please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Please note we have the following clinics now available to book for both over 65’s and eligible under 65’s:

Saturday 10 October 2020

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Wednesday 21 October 2020

We also have clinics available for eligible Children on the following dates:

Saturday 10 October 2020

Wednesday 14 October 2020

The Pneumococcal vaccine is available on the following dates:

Saturday 10 October 2020

Wednesday 21 October 2020

Please use our online booking system or call us to book a slot.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation our flu clinics this year have got to be more structured and safe and as such the following is in place:

Please note that you will not be given a set time but instead a 15 minute time slot to arrive in. Eg. Appointment booked at 9.08am – your arrival time slot window will be 9am to 9.15am and you MUST ONLY come within that 15 minute time frame. The time frames are in 15 minute windows (9am to 9.15am, 9.15am to 9.30am etc).

We will also send a text out a couple of days before to remind you of your time window.

Due to COVID we require the following requests, please:

  • Attend alone
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wear loose/light clothing (we will need you to prepare quickly whilst waiting)
  • Avoid bringing any baggage with you
  • Only arrive during your designated slot window

Thank you in advance for your understanding during these difficult times.

Which flu vaccine will I have?

The two posters below give more information on which flu vaccines will be given this year, including which flu vaccine children should have.

Flu vaccines for the 2020 to 2021 season poster

Which flu vaccine should children have poster

Why am I being asked to wait to have my flu vaccine?

Why am I being asked to wait to have my flu vaccine leaflet

Important notices

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Please also be aware that practices in Erewash unfortunately do not receive the flu vaccines at the same time. This means you may get your flu vaccine at a different time to other people in your area, e.g. if your neighbour is registered at a different practice and they get the flu vaccine at a different time to you. It is useful to note that the ‘over 65’s’ vaccine is different to the ‘at risk’ vaccine for under 65’s, and they are delivered separately. This has an impact on when different age groups can get the vaccine. We apologise for this and we are working together as local practices to try and co-ordinate this in future years.