Flu Vaccination

FLU VACCINATIONS FOR PATIENTS REGISTERED AT HAMSTREET SURGERY

We will be holding pre-bookable dedicated flu clinics at Hamstreet Surgery starting from:

TUESDAY 5th OCTOBER 2021

 (for ages over 18 only wearing a mask)

If you are aged 65 or over OR aged 18 - 64 and in an 'at risk' group (see below) you will receive an invite to book your appointment shortly.

If you are aged 50-64 but NOT in an 'at risk' group then you will be invited to book an appointment from October.

 

DELAY TO FLU VACCINE DELIVERY - All GP surgeries & pharmacies have been informed that, due to circumstances beyond our control, scheduled vaccine deliveries have been delayed. Please only contact us to make an appointment if you have received an invite from the surgery. If your appointment is affected we will contact you to cancel your existing appointment and reschedule once stock has been delivered. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

To enable us to ensure safe social distancing please only turn up if you have a booked appointment. Alternatively you can visit your local community pharmacy.

The flu vaccination is the best protection for you, and those around you, which is why it is offered for free for those most at risk.

Eligible Categories: any respiratory disease, any condition requiring steroids, asthma on daily preventative medication, weakened immune system (such as Cancer Treatment or HIV/AIDS, chronic neurological disease (such as Parkinson’s or motor neurone), diabetes, heart disease, kidney/liver disease, history of a stroke, splenic dysfunction, living in long stay residential care homes, all pregnant women, over weight with a BMI of 40 and above, or the main carer of an older or disabled person.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE WEARING SUITABLE CLOTHING AND REMOVE OUTER CLOTHES UPON ARRIVAL FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.

Please do not attend if you, or a member of your household, currently have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are self-isolating due to contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.

FLU VACCINATIONS FOR CHILDREN

For patients/carers of two and three year olds, you should receive an invitation for your child to have the vaccination at their GP practice before the winter. If you haven't heard by November, please contact the practice directly to make an appointment.

For primary school-aged children and those in Year 7 at secondary school, a vaccination session will be held at school during the autumn term. Your local healthcare team will contact you via the school. PLEASE NOTE: we CANNOT vaccinate this age range at the surgery unless they fit into an 'at risk' category.

Any queries or questions regarding the school flu schedule please contact 0300 123 5205.