Flu vaccines 2020

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk from flu and its complications.

Flu can be unpleasant, but if you're otherwise healthy, it'll usually clear up on its own in about a week.

But flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:

  • anyone aged 65 and over
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems

Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it's recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.

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Flu clinics at St Martins Practice 2020

You must pre-book a time slot this year.

Date - all Saturdays

Who for…

26th Sept

Over 65 year olds

3rd Oct

Over 65 year olds

10th Oct

Over 65 year olds (9.00-10.30)

Children (10.30-12)

17th Oct

Under 65 year olds

24th Oct

Children’s clinic

31st Oct

Under 65 year olds

14th Nov

Under 65 year olds

How do I book a time slot?

Call us any weekday ideally 12.30-2.30 (1.30-2.30 on Thursdays)

Will it be safe? How are you keeping social distancing?

  • We are a covid secure building as we can maintain 2 meter social distancing.
  • You will be booked into a 15 minute slot. Please arrive within your time slot **do not arrive early**.
  • Take your place in the queue on arrival, the queue will be seen in order. The queue will run down the ramp to the main doors.
  • We expect you to have to queue for no more than 10 minutes. If this is difficult for you, then please mention it when booking your time-slot.
  • You have your vaccine in the ground floor waiting room, behind special screens.
  • It is a one-way system, you will exit on the far side of the waiting room.
  • Maintain 2 meter social distance and wear a face covering please.
  • Sorry, no car parking. All clinics are Saturday so there is better on-street parking on Chapeltown Road.
  • If anyone come with you then they may queue up with you, but won’t be able to come into the building with you.

Who is eligible for a free flu vaccine this year?

This year the flu vaccine is being offered 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
  • people living with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
  • children in primary school
  • children in year 7 (secondary school)
  • frontline health or social care workers (by your employer. If you are employed by an individual via their personal care budget, then you may have a free flu vaccine at your GP this year).

Later in the year, the flu vaccine may be given to people aged 50 to 64. More information will be available later in the autumn.

However, if you're aged 50 to 64 and in an at-risk group, you should not delay having your flu vaccine.

Page updated: 11.9.2020

 
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