Weekend Flu Vaccination Clinics
Our weekend clinics have been a huge success. We have received a great deal of positive feedback about the clinic organisation and safety measures in place.
I had my first ever flu jab on Saturday morning. My appointment was at 8.47am and I received clear Covid protection instructions via text for my visit. I was met at the back of the surgery, guided straight into the waiting doctor, who administered the jab with good cheer and I was then shepherded out the front. I was out by 8.55am. Well done all. A finely tuned operation; I felt safe and cared for.
Patient Feedback, NHS Choices www.nhs.uk 24.11.20
Currently all remaining clinic slots are fully booked. However we do have a waiting list. If you would like your name to be added, please contact reception or email us at CAPCCG.HuntingdonRoadSurgery@nhs.net
Attending the flu clinic
Please do not arrive early for your appointment slot.
Blue Badge Parking Only - there will be no parking in the surgery car park. Please travel on foot, or by public transport wherever possible.
Wear clothing that allows easy access to your arm.
Wear a face covering or mask.
Entry will be through the back door via the car park.
Queueing will be in the car park, socially distanced.
You will be required to use the hand sanitiser when you enter the building.
Please adhere to the advice and guidance given by staff.
Exit promptly through the front door of the surgery - please follow the one way system.
DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU DEVELOP A TEMPERATURE A COUGH OR ANY OTHER COVID SYMPTOMS
Am I eligible?
The NHS free flu vaccine is given to people who:
- are 65 and over (including those who'll be 65 by 31 March 2021)
- have certain health conditions
- are pregnant
- are in a long-stay residential care
- receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- frontline health or social care workers
- are at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielding patient list)
There is a separate programme for children:
- children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2020 – born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2018
- all primary school children (reception to year 6)
- all year 7 in secondary school
- children aged 2 to 17 years with long-term health conditions
The government has announced its plans to offer the NHS free 'flu' vaccination to all patients over 50y of age.
If you are aged 50-64y you will be able to have the free NHS 'flu' vaccination this year and may already have received a letter from NHS England.
We have arranged another weekend clinic - for Saturday 5th December, and have sent a text to all those eligible, that have a mobile number.
If you would like your name to be added to the list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Flu vaccine and coronavirus (COVID-19)
Flu vaccination is important because:
- if you're at higher risk from coronavirus, you're also more at risk of problems from flu
- if you get flu and coronavirus at the same time, research shows you're more likely to be seriously ill
- it'll help to reduce pressure on the NHS and social care staff who may be dealing with coronavirus
If you've had COVID-19, it's safe to have the flu vaccine. It'll be effective at helping to prevent flu.