Flu Vaccination Programme – 2018

 

“Roll up, Roll up, its Flu jab time!!”

 

We have flu vaccination ‘drop-in’ clinics this year on the following dates:

 

SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER 2018 at Hartfield surgery eligible adult patients and eligible children*

SATURDAY 17th November 2018 at Groombridge surgery adult patients only

 

 

**!!ADULT PATIENTS DO NOT NEED TO PREBOOK!!**

 

CHILDREN WILL BE SEEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

 

We would like to ask that adult patients attend at the times set out below using your surname initials:-

 

Surnames

Time to attend
A 08:00 – 08:20
B – D 08:20 – 08:50
E – G 08:50 – 09:20
H – K 09:20 – 09:50
L – N 09:50 – 10:20
O – R 10:20 – 10:50
S 10:50 – 11:20
T – Z

11:20 – 11:50

 

The surgery doors will close promptly at 12 noon

 

Many of our patients will know that they are eligible for an annual flu jab but for those who are unsure the details are set out below:

  1. If you are aged 65 and over
  2. If you have a long term or chronic condition e.g. COPD, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease including hepatitis, neurological disease including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neurone Disease, learning disabilities, those who have had their spleen removed and those who have a weakened immune system due to disease or treatment (such as taking steroids or being treated with chemotherapy). Other conditions that your GP considers clinically relevant may also be taken into account
  3. If you are pregnant
  4. If you are a registered carer
  5. Are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
  6. If you are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility

 

*Eligible children: aged 2 and 3 years on 31st August 2018 (born between September 1st 2014 and August 31st 2016) – please remember to book an appointment for the 20th October 2018.

 

These are the eligibility conditions as outlined by NHS England which the practice adheres to.

For further information, please visit :-

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

 

If you are not eligible for a free flu vaccination and would like one, please arrange to have one at a pharmacy (there will be a charge for this service). Please bring in a copy of the vaccination details and we will add this to your medical record.