Flu Vaccinations

2020

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

We have now completed 50% of our flu vaccinations.

Our last Flu Clinics  for over 65’s, or if you are between 18 and 64 (in a clinical at risk group) or have a child who has not  yet had their flu vaccination can still be booked into one of our November clinics

For patients aged 50-64 not in a clinical at risk group, please keep checking the website for updates on vaccine delivery.

Please see below on how to book your vaccination this year

Flu Vaccination For Patients Aged 65 And Over

DELIVERY CONFIRMED

Please support General Practice by having your flu jab at a Shore Medical surgery.  Providing flu jabs generates income that supports the variety of NHS services that we are able to offer.

Our flu campaign is by Appointment only (to allow time for appropriate infection control). This initial vaccine supply (Fluad) is exclusively for those patients age 65 and over.  To ensure a low risk clinical environment, our initial clinics will be delivered from Heatherview Medical Centre, Lilliput Surgery and Poole Road Medical Centre. If you are eligible for a pneumonia vaccination this will be offered at the same time as you have your flu jab.

To book an appointment please use SystmOnline (details of how to register can be found in online services for your surgery, e.g. here) or call the dedicated flu line on 01202 117490.

Patients Aged 18-64 – In a clinical at-risk group and who are eligible for flu vaccination

DELIVERY CONFIRMED

Please support General Practice by having your flu jab at a Shore Medical surgery.  Providing flu jabs generates income that supports the variety of NHS services that we are able to offer.

If you are booked in for a routine appointment, we will endeavour to offer your vaccination at that time.

Check your eligibility at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-vaccine-questions-answers/

To book an appointment please use SystmOnline (details of how to register can be found in online services for your surgery, e.g. here) or call the dedicated flu line on 01202 117490.

Patients Aged 50-64 – Not in clinical at-risk group

AWAITING CONFIRMATION OF VACCINATION PROCESS

Please support General Practice by having your flu jab at a Shore Medical surgery.  Providing flu jabs generates income that supports the variety of NHS services that we are able to offer.

Appointment dates and arrangements are yet to be confirmed.  We are awaiting further guidance from the Government about how vaccines will be offered to this group.  We anticipate that we will be offering vaccination after our most vulnerable groups but in good time to be effective for the main flu season.

Please watch the website to find out when the clinics start.

Children’s Nasal Flu Vaccinations

DELIVERY CONFIRMED

Please contact your surgery to make appointment.