Flu vaccinations for Hamstreet Registered Patients
If you are aged 65 or over, or aged 18-64 and in an At Risk group please call the surgery to arrange an appointment for your flu vaccine as we now have vaccines available.
FLU VACCINATIONS FOR PATIENTS AGED 50-64
The media has reported that flu and COVID vaccinations for patients aged 50-64 will be available from the 1st December 2020. As soon as we have confirmed information on delivery of both vaccines we will contact patients with details of available clinics. Please do not contact the surgery as we do not currently have the vaccines. Thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and cooperation.
If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group 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 contact your GP practice for more information or visit your local community pharmacy. Please click here for more information
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 at risk.
Vaccinations started in September and continue over the winter months, with appointments available throughout the season (so there is still plenty of time to book). Priority is given to those who are most at risk of flu. GP practices and pharmacies receive phased deliveries of the vaccine and flu clinics are scheduled to coincide with these deliveries.
By staggering appointments over the winter months, we can help protect as many people as possible from flu.
If you are a household member or a carer of a shielded patient, you are eligible for the flu vaccination. Please contact your GP practice for more information or visit your local community pharmacy.
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 early November, 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
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 parkinsons 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 and main carer of an older or disabled person.