Flu Immunisations

Flu Clinics 2020/21

If you are over 65 or in an at risk group you are eligible for a FREE flu jab.

Later in the year, the flu vaccine may be given to people aged 50 to 64. More information will be made available later in the autumn.

You are at risk if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have a long term health condition i.e. diabetes, COPD, chronic heart disease
  • Have a learning disability
  • Are the main carer for someone who is at risk of Covid-19, or whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

For more information on the flu vaccine please go to https://phw.nhs.wales/services-and-teams/beat-flu/

This year we will be hosting socially-distanced Flu Clinics at the Practice. Please contact the practice by telephone to book your appointment, or book online by registering for My Health Online.

In order to maintain social distancing, we have spaced our appointments out to prevent a build up of patients in the queue. We therefore ask all patients to turn up as close to their appointment time as possible.

Please be aware that these will be socially-distanced clinics and we request all patients please adhere to the following:

  • Wear a mask prior to entering the surgery unless you are exempt
  • Arrive promptly for your appointment, but not to early
  • Remove your coat/jumper whilst waiting to go into your flu jab and store these in a carrier bag
  • Attend on your own to reduce footfall in the clinical areas, except for those who are frail or disabled and may need a carer or family member to accompany them
  • Be prepared to confirm your personal details as well as any allergies/previous reactions you may have had to the flu or other vaccine
  • Use hand sanitizer facilities provided upon entry to the surgery
  • Follow the one way direction arrows within the surgery and observe 2 metre social distancing

Important notice

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group can be vaccinated, providing there is sufficient vaccine. However it is likely that the older age cohort will be prioritised first.

Please also be aware that practices unfortunately do not receive the flu vaccines at the same time. This means you may get your flu vaccine at a different time to other people in your area. It is useful to note that the ‘over 65’s’ vaccine is different to the ‘at risk’ vaccine for under 65’s, and they are delivered separately. This has an impact on when different age groups can get the vaccine.

 

Can you help the NHS?

If you are over 50 and have recently developed coronavirus symptoms, you may be able to take part in a clinical trial. To find out more and check if you qualify, go to www.principletrial.org

PHW