Flu Season 2020-2021
The flu season is almost upon us, officially starting on 1st September. Australia has just had a really bad flu season with increased outbreaks and mortality rates and this is sometimes an indicator that the UK season will be bad too. It is therefore more important than ever to get your flu jab at the earliest possible opportunity.
For more information about the NHS Flu Campaign, please see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
Healthy patients aged 50-64 can now book for the annual influenza vaccination. We are running a clinic on Saturday 5th December at Exwick Church. If you are aged between 50-64 and haven't already received a flu vaccination, you can book an appointment with us by telephoning the surgery after 11am Tuesday to Friday. Our flu clinics have proved to be extremely efficient and safe. We ask that our patients wear a mask and arrive as close to their appointment time as possible. It really helps if you wear a short-sleeved top under your outerwear so you are ready for the clinician.
Who is eligible for a free annual NHS Flu Vaccination?
The flu vaccine is routinely given (free of charge) on the NHS to:
- adults 65 and over
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- pregnant women
- children aged 2,3 and 4 on 31 August 2020
- children in primary school
- frontline health or social care workers
- There are three different drugs available for flu vaccinations this year.18-64 years old – Quadrivalent, Over 65 years old – Fluad, Under 18 - nasal spray
- Vaccines and Delivery Dates
There are three different drugs available for flu vaccinations this year.
Over 65 years old – deliveries expected 22nd September
18-64 years old – deliveries expected 15th October
Under 18s – Nasal Spray – at the surgery now
The Foxhayes Surgery Flu Clinics
If you have a routine appointment with the Doctors or Nurses before these dates please ask as they may be able to do it whilst you are in the surgery.
Main Flu Clinics – please book into these ones if you are able - dates to be confirmed
Other Flu Clinics – Children aged 2,3,4 clinics Thursday 10th September, Tuesday 15th September