If you are over 65 or in an at risk group you are eligible for a FREE flu jab.
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
This winter, because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the flu vaccine is also being offered to those aged 50 to 64 years old. We will contact you when you are able to book an appointment for this vaccine. For more information about the extended programme please go to the gov.uk website.
For more information on the flu vaccine please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
This year we will be hosting socially-distanced Flu Clinics at the Practice. Please contact the Practice by telephone to book your appointment.
For the safety of all patients and staff involved, these clinics are going to be held out of the main entrance and patients will be asked to queue in the car park. For this reason, the car park will be closed to vehicles on the day of Flu Clinic. If you are travelling by car, we must request that you park on the main road and walk to the Practice.
In order to maintain social distancing, we have spaced our appointments out to prevent a build up of patients in the queue. We therefore ask all patients to turn up as close to their appointment time as possible.
Arrive on time
Attend alone, unless absolutely necessary
Wear loose-fitting clothing to allow you to prepare for your vaccine while waiting
The two posters below give more information on which flu vaccines will be given this year, including which flu vaccine children should have.
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.