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Flu Vaccinations 21/22 – Chorleywood Health Centre

CHORLEYWOOD HEALTH CENTRE

Flu Vaccinations 21/22

Flu vaccination provides the best protection against an unpredictable virus which infects many people and can cause serious illness and death each year. With COVID-19 still in circulation it is really important to reduce the number of those becoming ill with flu this winter to help protect them, the NHS and social care services. Research also shows that if you get both flu and COVID-19 at the same time you may be more seriously ill.

Our clinics are starting in early September, and you will be contacted by text, email or letter to book an appointment.

The vaccination is free and recommended yearly for those most at risk from flu.

This includes;

  • children aged 2 to 15 years old on 31 August 2021*
  • pregnant women
  • anyone living with a long-term medical condition
  • everyone aged 50 years and over
  • people with caring responsibilities
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals

 

If there is someone you rely on to care for you, please ask them to contact their own GP Practice as they may be eligible for a free flu vaccination.

Covid 19 Booster

At the time of sending this letter we are still waiting for details of the Covid 19 Booster.  If we are able to offer the Flu and Covid-19 Booster vaccine to eligible patients at the same time we will do so.

At present the Covid 19 Booster is intended to be given in 2 phases:

Phase 1 – eligible patients

  • Care Home residents
  • Adults aged 16 years and over who are immunosuppressed
  • All adults 70 years and over
  • Adults aged 16 years and over who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable
  • Frontline health and social care workers

 

Phase 2 – eligible patients

  • All adults aged 50 and over
  • Adults 16 – 49 years who are in an at risk group (those that are eligible for a free Flu Vaccine)
  • Adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals

Flu Clinics

We expect that some people in “at risk” groups may have concerns about maintaining social distancing when being given the vaccine.  We have put in place measures to ensure that social distancing will always observed.

If there is someone you rely on to care for you, please ask them to contact their own GP Practice to ask for their free flu vaccination.

Important Information

  • This will be a walk-through clinic.  Wear clothing that makes it easy to expose your upper arm.
  • Please DO NOT attend your appointment if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are isolating
  • Please wear a face covering
  • Arrive on time for your appointment – please do not arrive early or late as the appointments are timed.
  • Attend on your own unless you need help mobilising
  • Please follow the instructions of the queue marshals who will be wearing a yellow jacket.

If you cannot attend your appointment, please call us as early as possible so we can reallocate you.  This may mean we cannot vaccinate you until later in the season.

 

Thank you

Chorleywood Health Centre