FLU CLINICS -
Thursday 1st, 8th & 15th - 8:30-12noon
We will be posting further information on our Flu Clinics times & dates as we have them.
Message from Sue Smith - Practice Manager
Usually our flu clinics take a while to book up - not this year! We have been absolutely inundated with phone calls. Currently all flu clinics are booked up - and we are urgently trying to set up new dates to accommodate everyone - we have to ensure we have the staff, the premises, the IT and many other factors to be able to logistically provide a clinic.
I appreciate this is as frustrating for you - however patients should not be abusive or swear at our staff. All members of the surgery staff have worked incredibly hard through this pandemic, giving up their bank holidays and annual leave to continue to work for the benefits of the patients.
For patients aged 50 - 64 who are not "at risk" we may run further flu clinics - dependent on supply from central government. We have no control over this and abusing our reception staff will not change the situation.
If you are over 65, or you are aged 6months to 64 and have had a Stroke, or have Diabetes, COPD, Chronic Heart Disease - we have reserved you a FLU JAB!
Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you may be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine supplied by central Government. 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.