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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.

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.

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/

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.

Please be aware that these will be socially-distanced clinics and we request all patients please adhere to the following:

Arrive on time

Attend alone, unless absolutely necessary

Wear loose-fitting clothing to allow you to prepare for your vaccine while waiting

The flu vaccination – a guide for people with a learning disability

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.