Flu and COVID Autumn Vaccinations 2023

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If you are eligible you will receive a TEXT message to book your covid vaccination. Please follow the link to book an appointment.

If you wish you can have your flu jab at the same time as your covid vaccine you DO NOT need to book a separate appointment.

If you DO NOT have a mobile number or the number is incorrect on your records, WE WILL CONTACT YOU.

We will start vaccinating those most at risk, including adult care home residents and people who are immunosuppressed first and then start inviting people in priority order of risk.

We have not had confirmation of which manufacturer(s) are providing the covid vaccines.

Child flu vaccines – we will send invites to the parent/guardian of eligible children via a text message to book a clinic.

Housebound patients – we will contact you and confirm when the nurse can visit.

All invites are going to be sent by text. There will be a link to book. 

If you do not have a mobile phone number on your records, WE WILL CONTACT YOU.

The link is to book your covid vaccine. If you wish you will be offered the flu vaccine at the same appointment.

We will run separate clinics if you want to have your flu vaccine at a later date or you only want the flu vaccine there will be flu only clinics held.

Car parking – please can we ask you use local car parks in the village which are within walking distance of the surgery when attending a clinic. There are limited spaces which can be used for anyone with walking difficulties.

If you wish to have your vaccine administered in the car, please advise reception so we can ensure the nursing team are aware.

Please follow the signs on the day of your appointment.

The National Booking Service are sending out invites on behalf of NHS England via text, e-mail and post. This is run as a separate campaign offering you the choice of booking to go to a local centre.

If you do need to contact reception, please can we request you do so after 11am or later in the day. We need to keep phone lines available for patients who need to arrange to seek medical assistance.