FLU SEASON 2020
We are about to end 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 had to to target specific groups –
*Hi Risk of Covid (Shielding and Care Homes) – letters sent & clinics done
*At Risk 18+ and Catch up clinic saturday November 7th (ring if havnt had invite and usually have a jab)
*Under 18 nasal flu – Half term week - done
*Housebounds – Please attend the surgery clinics if at all possible. We have visited most pateints who are on our housebound list now with a few to do who have recently become husebound and rung in to let us know.
*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