FLU & COVID VACCINES 2023-24

FLU & COVID VACCINES 2023-24

 

If you would like a flu vaccine, you can book book a routine appointment with one of our nursing team during our normal operational hours. Regretbally, we cannot do covid vaccinating in a routine nursing appointment, as the vial has to be drawn up for at least 6 patients and that cannot be guaranteed in the working week by enough patients booking in.

Children age 2 and 3 years olds are being invited by text to self-book an appointment. You can also call us to book an appointment with one of our Patient Advisors.

 

ELIGIBLE PATIENTS FOR FLU & COVID VACCINATION PROGRAMME 2023-24

 

Patient eligible for vaccines at Central Surgery:

  • 65 and over - Flu and Covid vaccines
  • 6 months to 16 years in a clinical risk* group - Flu only
  • 16 years to 64 years in a clinical risk* group - Flu and Covid vaccines
  • Frontline & Social Care health workers - Flu (where no occupational health scheme available) + Covid vaccines
  • Carers - over 16 - Flu and Covid vaccines
  • Pregnant women - Flu and Covid vaccines
  • Care home residents

*Clinical risk group under 65 for Flu and Covid vaccines, Chronic conditions include: Kidney, heart, respiratory, liver, neurological (not stroke/TIA), Diabetics, immunosuppressed, Asplenic patients. 

Children age 2 and 3 years olds will be given and invited in by the practice, week commencing 25th September 2023.

Children aged 4-11 years old will be eligible for the nasal flu vaccine as part of the universal programme offered in schools - this will not be provided by the surgery.

Children aged 11-15 years old that fall into an AT RISK category e.g. asthmatic or diabetic, or who have a suppressed immune system, will be eligible for the nasal flu vaccine and will be invited by text or telephone to have this in the surgery.

If you are housebound or are currently unable to leave your home, please be advised that the District Nurses will be in contact with you to arrange a date for their vist. 

The sooner you have the flu vaccination, the sooner you are protected. 

CARE HOME PATIENTS 

All care homes have been contacted to gather consent from residents for both covid and flu. We will be commencing vaccinating from 25/9/23 now we have received the covid vaccines.