Flu Vaccination Campaign

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We are running flu clinics with our nurses during the week and on some Saturday’s.

Things to Note

  • How to book a flu appointment: flu appointments can be booked via the telephone with one of our Patient care Navigators on 0208 305 0007. You may also received a text message invite which has a link to allow you to book your own appointment with the nurses. The link provided is valued for 24 hours upon receipt and the appointment will be at The Fairfield Practice.
  • If you have already had the flu vaccine this year, please advise our Patient Care Navigators and we will update our records accordingly.
  • The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk (as in the list below). This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
  • We will be holding a Super Saturday event which you will be invited to come to the surgery to have your flu vaccine – you will be contacted via text message

Flu Vaccination Appointments Currently Available are for People Who:

  • Have certain health conditions
  • Are pregnant
  • Are in long-stay residential care
  • Receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • Live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Frontline health or social care workers

For Children

We run separate flu clinics – with the flu vaccine being free on the NHS for:

  • Children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023
  • Children aged 2 to 17 years with long-term health conditions
  • All primary school children (reception to year 6) – these will be available in their schools
  • All year 7 to year 11 children in secondary school – these will be available in their schools If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years and has a long-term health condition that makes them at higher risk from flu, they’ll be offered a flu vaccine injection instead of the nasal spray. This is because the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2 years. The nasal spray vaccine offers the best protection for children aged 2 to 17 years. They will be offered the flu vaccine injection if the nasal spray vaccine is not suitable for them.

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