Due to coronavirus, the government has this year increased the number of people eligible for an NHS flu vaccination. As well as those aged over 65 or in high risk groups, people aged between 50-64 who are healthy will be invited for a free flu jab for the first time.
St Mary’s Surgery strongly encourages everyone who is eligible for an NHS flu job to get vaccinated. This will not only help protect them this winter, but also their families and the NHS.
The surgery’s vaccination programme will be a phased roll out in line with vaccine deliveries. Our flu clinics are run at weekends so that we can safely manage larger numbers of people coming into the building. Patient safety continues to be a priority for us all and all patients coming for their flu vaccinations will be screened on entry to the building, including having their temperatures taken at the door. Social distancing rules will be followed and there will be a one-way route for each patient through the surgery.
Our final flu vaccination clinic this season for the 18-64 and 65+ age groups is on Sunday 22nd November. If you are eligible and wish to book for one please do so as soon as possible. Please make your flu jab request via askmyGP or phone the surgery (select option 1 at the menu) if you do not have access to the internet.
Eligible children can be booked in with a healthcare assistant Monday to Friday.