Flu vaccination plan 2020

Dear Patients

With the restrictions placed by the Government due to COVID – 19 the way we run our flu vaccinations has had to change this year. Please see the below descriptions for how you will receive your vaccine.

Housebound Patients with Long term conditions or Housebound and over 65

One of our nurses will be in touch at the end of September to arrange a visit to you early October.

Patients over 65

You will receive a letter inviting you to one of our clinics, it is very important that you attend during the time slot given and bring your letter with you, without the letter we will not be able to vaccinate you at that time. If you cannot attend the clinic time you have been allocated please call the surgery after the 20th October and we will have alternative clinics arranged, please do not call before this as the alternatives are not yet set within the system.

Patients under 65 with long term conditions

 You will receive a letter inviting you to one of our clinics, it is very important that you attend during the time slot given and bring your letter with you, without the letter we will not be able to vaccinate you at that time. If you cannot attend the clinic time you have been allocated please call the surgery after the 25th October and we will have alternative clinics arranged, please do not call before this as the alternatives are not yet set within the system.

Children’s’ vaccines

Please call the surgery after September 28th to arrange an appointment in October with one of our nurses; please do not call prior to this as the clinics have yet to be put on the rotas.

Patients who are between 50 and 65 with no long term conditions

We anticipate the vaccine being available for you late November / December; this will be a national decision so please bear with us. The vaccine will be made available to this group once we can ensure the above patients in the most vulnerable categories have been vaccinated. When this has been completed and we are sure of the stock levels of vaccines we will be in touch. Please ensure your contact details are up to date so we can inform you when available.