Seasonal Flu Immunisation – Adults

Your doctor recommends that you have a flu jab if you are 65 or over, or have any of the following conditions:-

  • Serious heart or chest complaint including chronic asthma
  • Serious kidney disease
  • Serious liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lowered immunity due to disease or steroid medication or cancer treatment
  • You are a carer for an elderly or disabled person or live with a immunocompromised person
  • Pregnant
  • A BMI (Body Mass Index) of 40 or more
  • You live with or spend most of the week with a person who is shielding

Flu Programme 2020

This year we are running our flu programme differently to previous years.

All flu jabs will be by appointment only.

Appointments will be available to book on Saturday mornings, Monday and Wednesday evenings, weekday early afternoon or weekday late afternoon.

Important

Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

When coming to your appointment please ensure you arrive on time (not early or late).

Do not bring others to your appointment unless you need assistance.

Please wear a mask unless medically unable to and follow social distancing guidelines.

You may be asked to wait outside of the surgery.

If you are unable to stand please alert one of the assistants on your arrival.

Parking will be limited.

How to Book Your Appointment

To book your appointment please follow the guidelines below:

  • If you are registered to book appointments online (Patient Access) then please book via this method.
    • There will be 2 different appointment types, flu for 65+ and flu for 18-64. Please ensure you book into the correct appointment type as a different flu jab is given to these 2 groups.
  • Complete the Flu Booking Form on our website. Please state your preference from one of the following: Saturday mornings, Monday and Wednesday evenings, weekday early afternoon or weekday late afternoon. We will book an appointment for you and respond with a date and time.
  • If you have received a text invite you can respond with the patients name, date of birth and state your appointment preference (Please choose from one of the following: Saturday mornings, Monday and Wednesday evenings, weekday early afternoon or weekday late afternoon)
    • We will then book an appointment and respond with a date and time.
  • If you are unable to book via the methods above or are booking for a child please ring the flu line on 0118 9439427

Please note this flu line is not constantly manned. If leaving a message please state the patients name, date of birth and state your appointment preference (Please choose from one of the following: Saturday mornings, Monday and Wednesday evenings, weekday early afternoon or weekday late afternoon)

This flu line is expected to be busy so please use the other methods of booking if you are able to.

If you are eligible for a pneumococcal vaccination you may be offered this at your appointment. We will not be offering shingles vaccination during the flu clinics due to the time constraints involved with coronavirus.

If you have any queries regarding flu please complete a Flu Enquiry Form on the website.

We thank you for your understanding during these difficult times and looking forward to delivering this flu service in a safe way.