FLU SEASON 2020
We are about to start our flu vaccinations and this year we will be doing most of our clinics outside – to the right of the surgery – to minimise risk to patients and staff. Clinics will be by invitation only and as in previous years you MUST bring your letter with you as we will have limited access to computers to check eligibility and may have to refuse to vaccinate those attending without their invitation letter.
We are having to target specific groups –
*Hi Risk of Covid (Shielding and Care Homes) – letters sent & clinics in place
*At Risk 18+ Catch up clinic November 7th
*Under 18 nasal flu – Half term week - invitations done
*Housebounds – Please attend the surgery clinics if at all possible. Our Nurses will be organising home visits but cannot give a day or time as have to be organised geographically and around having to change PPE for each home she attends and will be end October or November time. The nurse may ring in advance to check eligibility before mapping her routes.
*Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. 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.
If you usually have a flu vaccination and do not receive your letter by the end of October then please use the contact us tab on this website to let us know and we can check for you.
Pregnant ladies should have a flu jab and read here for advice and information
Sussex Information for Pregnant Women and the Flu Vaccination