Flu Vaccination Season – 2019/20

Our 2019 Flu Campaign is starting soon and our Saturday Flu Clinic will be on:

28th September 2019 from 09:00 – 11:00

We are now taking appointment bookings as well as offering a ‘Drop in Service’

Help us, so we can help you.

We have notified as many patients as possible by the usual methods of text, email, website, newsletter and internally at the surgery to book their flu vaccine. If you have not yet had this, do please call the surgery and book your appointment.

The surgery purchases flu vaccines on your behalf so please have your vaccine with us. GP surgeries run like businesses and in order to survive, the flu vaccine programme helps generate income by meeting NHS England targets. If that money goes elsewhere, surgeries struggle to survive and can no longer offer the service. When we vaccinate you against flu we also obtain vital data that is necessary for your medical record and care. If you choose to go elsewhere for your vaccine such as a pharmacy or supermarket, we cannot gather this information, and they do not gather this for us, so please book in here. We work fast and are practised in vaccinating you, informing you of updates required and gathering data so this does not take long. This saves all of us a lot of additional work and crucially, also saves on valuable appointments.

If you are eligible for the free flu vaccine, please book your vaccine at the surgery and help us gather your data and ensure your health is up to date all in one appointment. Have your flu vaccine in an environment that you know, with clinicians and staff you know and where we have your full medical records immediately to hand.

Myth Busters:

  • We have not asked any pharmacy or supermarket to give you the flu vaccine on our behalf or gather vital medical updates. We do prefer to do this ourselves please.
  • You are not doing us a favour, or saving us time by having your flu vaccine somewhere else.
  • The pharmacies and supermarkets are not doing us a favour by giving you the vaccine. Quite the opposite.
  • Pharmacies and supermarkets do not have access to your full medical record/history or know you as well as we do.

Important: please read this article in full before you book an appointment.

Reminders are issued to those eligible for the free vaccine by way of the very successful text message system and email system notifications. We do not issue postal letters to eligible patients due to high numbers and the costs implications involved. Therefore if you are an eligible patient, or are a carer for an eligible patient, we recommend you provide us with either a mobile number or email address. You do not have to wait until you receive a reminder to book your appointment, if you know you qualify. However please be aware that you will be asked by our reception team to briefly state why you are eligible.