FLU Campaign 2020/21

The Flu Vaccine is safe and effective vaccine. It’s offered every year on the NHS to help protect people at risk of flu and its complications.
The best time to have the flu vaccine is in the autumn before flu starts spreading. However the vaccine is available later on in the year.

We are operating a one way system within the practice- you will enter through the front door and exit through the back. Arrows on the floor have been placed for direction and social distancing measures. These appointments are now longer due to staff changing their PPE after every patient. Please wear a mask and the receptionist will take your temperature before entering the building. This is to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Flu vaccination is important because

  • If you’re at higher risk from coronavirus, you’re also more at risk of problems from flu.
  • If you get flu and coronavirus at the same time, research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill.
  • It will help to reduce pressure on the NHS and social care staff who may be dealing with coronavirus.

**If you have had COVID-19, it is safe to have the flu vaccine. It will be effective at helping to prevent flu.**

Who can have the vaccine?

  • Have certain health issues
  • Are in long-stay residential care
  • Pregnant
  • Frontline health or social care workers
  • Receives carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get the flu.
  • Live with someone whos at risk from coronavirus

Advice for people aged 50-64: Find out about the flu vaccine

Children are also eligible: Find out about the children's flu vaccine

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