We will be holding our Flu Clinics over the next few months. Due to the current COVID-19 situation they will operate in a slightly different way to previous years to protect our patients and staff.
18 to 64 Year Old (at risk) Adult Vaccines
This year different vaccines are used for patients depending on their age. Vaccines will be arriving in small quantities over the next few weeks for patients aged between 18 to 64 who qualify for a flu jab due to a long-term health condition, who are pregnant or aged 50 to 64.
Invites will be sent out over the coming weeks to all eligible patients by text message and letter and on occasions via phone. The text message contains a link to allow you to select and book an appointment for your vaccination. If you are unable to use the link, you can telephone reception to book once you have received your invite.
Please bear in mind the telephone lines will be exceptionally busy during flu season.
Over 65 Year Old Adult Vaccines
This year different vaccines are used for patients depending on their age.
You may have seen on the news that vaccine deliveries for patients aged over 65 are delayed due to unforeseen freight problems. We do not currently have a delivery date for these vaccines. As soon as we do we will post an update on this website.
Please do not telephone the surgery to book an appointment, invites will be sent to patients as soon as we have vaccine deliveries.
Child Nasal Spray (2-3 year olds)
Child flu vaccinations are now arriving in small weekly allocations and child vaccinations are underway. Parents of eligible children will be contacted by the practice to book an appointment by both text message and letter. The majority of children will have the Nasal spray version of the vaccine, so no needles for our youngest patients!
Parents should note they are expected to wear a face covering when bringing their children to the appointment, please read the additional guidance below.
Changes this year
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Social Distancing requirements your flu appointment will seem a little different this year
- You will have to wear a face covering when attending your appointment
- When you arrive and check in please use the hand sanitizer provided
- Please do not attend your appointment if you have Covid symptoms our have a positive covid test.
- You must not attend the surgery early before your appointment time, if you do you will not be permitted entry to help us control numbers and maintain social distancing
- Please try not to touch anything in the surgery to assist with cleaning between patients
- The clinician will be wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
- You will be asked to minimise your time in the surgery to assist the flow of patients, the clinician will not be able to deal with any other queries during your appointment and you will be asked to leave the surgery promptly
- You can help by wearing appropriate clothing to allow easy access to your arm, wearing short sleeves under your coat is particularly helpful
These measures are in place for the protection of both staff and patients during this exceptionally busy period
The practice will commence with the Covid Booster programme late September / early October 2021.
Once we have had confirmation of our deliveries, we will update this website, and we will send invites to patients in the priority groups recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Please do not telephone the practice regarding Covid Boosters, we will contact you when it’s time to book a vaccination.
This page will be updated regularly with the latest information.
Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation
Windsor House Group Practice
External websites for further information:
- Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England – National Flu Immunisation Programme 2021 – 2022
- Why vaccination is safe and important – NHS UK
- Flu vaccine overview – NHS UK
- Children’s flu Vaccine – NHS UK
- Vaccination tips for parents – NHS UK