We are inviting ADULTS who are eligible for the flu vaccine (aged 65 and over) or are in an at risk group for the seasonal ‘flu’ vaccine to our walk in clinic 12.30pm to 1pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
All registered Children aged 2 and 3 as well as those under 18 and are in an at risk group are invited to attend 12.30pm to -1pm on Thursdays.
There are no appointments and it is a walk in service only. We shall administer to the first 25 patients and ask those that come after to present another day.
Please read the important information below:
Do not attend if you are unwell (particularly if you have any COVID symptoms of fever or loss of smell or a cough) or if you are meant to be isolating or in quarantine. Be prepared to stand outside queuing (in the rain) for a long time, maintaining 2m social distance wearing face masks (if you are unable to stand or wear masks, we ask you not to attend this walk in clinic).
Please download and complete our flu slip IN ADVANCE:
Slips can also be picked up in advance outside the practice building now. We shall not be able to discuss anything else or whether you ought to have the flu vaccine/side effects etc on the day as we want to reduce time spent in the practice. By completing the form, you are giving your consent to have the vaccine and have understood what this entails. If you need to discuss issues related to the vaccine, that are not answered below, please make a routine telephone appointment with one of our nurses. More vaccine for other groups will be available as well as other weekday dates.
More information on the vaccine is here www.nhs.uk/flu-influenza-vaccine/
Please note that people in the 50 to 64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then.
This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50 to 64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
Flu is an infectious and common viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.
It's not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses. Symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.
You can catch flu – short for influenza – all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as "seasonal flu".