Flu Vaccinations 2020
As you will have seen/heard in the media; the Government is expanding this year’s flu vaccination programme to include people aged 50 to 64.
In order to protect those most vulnerable, the ‘at-risk’ groups will be prioritised and vaccinated first.
Once the ‘at-risk group’ phase is well underway, those aged 50 to 64 will then receive an invitation to be vaccinated (they will not be vaccinated prior to receiving an invitation.)
On the day of your flu vaccination appointment
This year we have put comprehensive social distancing and sanitisation measures in place. Our absolute priority is ensuring you get your flu vaccine in a safe environment. Our flu clinics will be operating in a screened off area within the waiting room at One Life, Park Road.
To ensure our services run safely and smoothly, we've made some changes to the way we organise our flu clinics this year:
- You will be asked to wear a face covering (unless exempt)
- You will need to social distance 2 metres from the person in front of you
- You will be asked to take off your coat and roll up your sleeve in preparation. It would be appreciated if you could wear a short-sleeved blouse or shirt with a coat or jacket.
- We ask patients to arrive at the time they've been allocated. If you are early, you may be asked to wait in your car/outside until your allocated time slot.
Please DO NOT attend if you are experiencing any of the following coronavirus symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
- a loss of change to your sense of smell or taste
- You've tested positive and have been advised to self-isolate
- you are living with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive in the last 14 days
- someone in your support bubble has symptoms or has tested positive in the last 14 days
- you've been told by NHS Test and Trace that you've been in contact with a person who has tested positive and have been told to self-isolate
After isolation for coronavirus and you are free of symptoms, please contact the Practice to re-arrange your flu vaccination appointment.
Those who are eligible for flu vaccine in Flu Campaign 2020
Children aged 6 months - 2 years with a long-term medical condition and all children aged 2 & 3 years old
Children in school (including home educated) - Reception to Year 7 with a long-term medical condition
Children in school Year 8 up to the age of 18 with a long-term medical condition
Adults aged 18 - 64 years old with a long-term medical condition including those on the NHS shielding list
Adults aged 65 and above from September onwards
Adults aged 50—64 from November onwards
Frontline staff working in a registered care home, domiciliary care provider, hospice or employed through direct payments
Carers and household contacts of NHS shielded patients
Residents in care or nursing homes
Close contact of immunocompromised individuals
Long Term Medical Conditions include those with:
Chronic respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
Chronic heart disease such as heart failure
Chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
Chronic liver disease
Chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, cerebral palsy
Spenic dysfunction or asplenia
A weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
Morbid obesity (BMI of 40 and above)
Carer’s eligibility: - Those in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.