The practice has started its annual flu campaign.
If you do not want to have the flu vaccination this year 2020/21 - please let the practice know by telephoning us on 01905 772389 and press Option 3 or email the practice on SOWOCCG.SpaMedicalPractice@nhs.net and we can update your medical records.
We are currently taking booking for patients who are clinically eligible 'at risk' aged under 65 and the children flu spray. For patients over 65 we are awaiting news on a vaccine delivery and your name will be added to a waiting list.
Flu vaccines for 50 to 64 year olds
Flu vaccines (optional) will be available for all 50 to 64 year olds who have not already received one this season. We are hoping to run clinics in December – we have not yet heard when the vaccines will be available but as soon as we know, we will contact you. In the meantime, please do not contact us about this but please remember we are available for any health care / concerns you have.
When you have made your appointment in the flu clinic - please wear a short sleeve top to the clinic, arrive on your appointment time, wear a face mask, remove coats on entering the centre and importantly if you feel poorly please rearrange the appointment. These steps will ensure a smooth and efficient clinic for your safety.
The flu vaccination will be divided by age and the clinics will reflect this - children, those aged over 65 and those aged 18 to 65. This is because of the difference in the vaccinations.
If you are aged over 65, pregnant or in an 'at risk group' such as these listed below you are automatically eligible. These are
- People suffering from:-
- Asthma (not all asthmatics are eligible this is dependent on inhaler and asthma exacerbation history)
- Chronic Heart Disease.
- Chronic Liver Disease.
- Chronic Kidney Disease.
- Chronic Neurological Disease.
- Problems with the Spleen.
- Those suffering with a weakened immune system.
If you are having your first flu jab, currently taking antibiotics at the time of the injection, on Warfarin, Latex or have an confirmed egg allergy please let the practice know about your allergy on booking the appointment