This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:
- adults 65 and over – to be given at GP Surgery from 16th September 2020
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age) – to be given at Surgery date to be advised
- pregnant women – to be given at GP Surgery or Midwife
- people living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list) – to be given at GP Surgery date to be advised
- children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020 – to be given at GP Surgery
- children in primary school – to be given at school
- children in year 7 (secondary school) – to be given at school
- frontline health or social care workers – to be given at own GP Surgery
Later in the year (November and December), the flu vaccine will be given to people aged 50 to 64. We are awaiting further guidance from Public Health England how this will be provided, however, if you’re aged 50 to 64 and in an at-risk group, you should not delay having your flu vaccine at the GP Surgery.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, flu clinics will be run very differently this year with measures in place for your safety. In accordance with Public Health England guidance our flu clinics will be held: outside, under cover, in the staff car park at our new surgery premises: 1 Langley Hill, Kings Langley, WD4 9HA (in the grounds of St Laura’s Care Home). If attending by car please use the free public car park on Langley Hill as there will be no availability at the surgery.
Our staff will be wearing protective equipment and we will have a marshal to help direct you. We ask that you please observe the format for the flu clinic as follows:
- Arrive on time for your scheduled appointment (please do not arrive early as this causes issues with social distancing)
- Attend alone for the vaccination
- Wear loose clothing/short sleeves for easy access to your upper arm
- Wear a face mask/covering
- Wait as directed on the socially-distanced markers
- Follow the designated one-way system
Do not attend if you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
Carers are also eligible for the free flu vaccination. If there is someone you rely upon to care for you, we suggest they contact their own GP practice to ask for a flu jab.
Due to staggered delivery dates for vaccines, we will be commencing ourFlu clinics for patients aged 65 years and over first. Invitation letters are currently in the process of being sent out to patients. Once you have received your invitation letter please call the Surgery between 12:00 – 16:00 to speak to our dedicated flu administrator in order to book your flu vaccination at the surgery.