We are sending flu invitations via the text messages if we have your mobile number recorded.
***PLEASE ENSURE YOUR NUMBER IS UP TO DATE***
If you have not been able to attend any of our walk-in clinics so far, we have scheduled a few further dates.
You can book these online: https://systmonline.tpp-uk.com/ (look for FLU CLINIC sessions).
If you do not have access to online booking, please ring our reception and ask for Online Access or book with a member of staff.
Children's flu vaccines are expected to arrive towards the end of October. We will send the invitations as soon as we have the delivery date confirmed.
We only vaccinate children born between 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2017 and children with certain conditions putting them at an increased risk from flu complications.
Flu catch-up clinics for school-aged children who missed their jabs at school are being held at Oakwood Centre (St Mary’s Hospital) every Wednesday 13:30-15:50 until Christmas. They need to be pre-booked by parents by calling the 0-19 Hub on 03001111022 option 4.
NHS guidelines state that the following registered patients are eligible and it is recommended that they have a flu jab:
- Patients with the following conditions: Respiratory Disease (such as COPD or for certain Asthmatics), Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, Neurological Disease (such as past history of a stroke), Diabetes, Immunosuppression
- All people aged 65 or over
- All pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
- Health & Social Care Workers
- Children who are 2, 3 or 4 years old (nasal flu vaccine)
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ALL ELIGIBLE PATIENTS TO HAVE A FLU JAB WITH US!
We had to order stocks at the beginning of this year and vaccines will be wasted if not used.
Without a seasonal flu jab eligible patients will be at risk of developing serious complications from catching flu, such as pneumonia. Most people experience no complications after a flu jab, but you can sometimes get a sore arm, mild fever or chills. These symptoms usually settle within a few days and since the injection does not contain any live virus, contrary to popular belief, it cannot give you flu.