Vaccination is one of the most important things we can do to protect ourselves and our children against ill health. They prevent up to 3 million deaths worldwide every year.
Since vaccines were introduced in the UK, disease like smallpox, polio and tetanus that used to kill or disable millions of people are either gone or seen very rarely. Other disease like measles and diphtheria have been reduced by up to 99.9% since their vaccines were introduced.
However, if people stop having vaccines, it is possible for infectious disease to quickly spread again as immunity will decrease.
For a complete list of NHS vaccinations, please click here.
The NHS website relating to childhood immunisations provides lots of helpful information, assurance and guidance for parents who are preparing to vaccinate their children.
Flu Vaccination 2021/2022
Flu Vaccinations 2021/22
Our Flu Vaccination clinics will be held through September and October for patients eligible for a free NHS vaccination.
Invitations will initially be sent by text, and appointments can be booked online through AskmyGP in which an appointment will be allocated for you - https://my.askmygp.uk/?c=L85027 alternatively you can call the surgery on 01963 435700 and Press Option 1 for Flu jab appointments.
Attending an appointment
So our clinics run smoothly, please help us by:
- attending as close to your appointment time as possible
- wearing a face covering and maintaining social distance
- wearing a short sleeved shirt/top and be ready to remove your coat
- being prepared for inclement weather if there is a queue
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to your appointment, please DO NOT attend the practice but DO re-book your appointment.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Patients eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination are:
- all patients aged 50 and over
- patients aged 6 months to 50 years in the clinical risk groups (see below)
- pregnant women
- patients in long stay residential care homes
- close contacts of immuno-compromised individuals
- health and social care staff employed by:
- registered residential care/nursing home
- registered domiciliary care provider
- voluntary managed hospice provider
- directed payment (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as personal assistants
- universal vaccination of health and care workers
Clinical Risk Groups
- Chronic respiratory disease (eg asthma, COPD, bronchitis)
- Chronic heart disease
- Chronic kidney disease – stage 3, 4 or 5
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease (eg Parkinsons or Motor Neurone Disease)
- Learning Disability
- Splenic dysfunction or asplenia
- a weakened immune system due to disease (AIDS/HIV) or treatment (eg cancer)
- Morbidly obese (BMI 40+)