Flu programme 2021 - 2022

Update 24th September 2021

Flu vaccination 

We recommend that you have your annual flu vaccination. Invites for eligible groups are starting to be sent out now. Our clinic dates are dependent on our vaccine delivery dates.

It is fine to have both vaccinations within a few days or weeks of each other. They work equally well together or apart. We have chosen to administer flu and covid booster in separate clinics to avoid delaying either vaccination while awaiting supplies of the other. The flu clinics will be at the Hightown Surgery. The Covid clinics will be at Grimsbury Community Centre as before, to allow space for the more complicated administration. 

We thank you for helping us to make our initial Covid vaccination campaign such a success and for attending both Covid booster and flu clinics again this autumn. The more people who choose to protect themselves from both infections, the more other services we will be able to resume or continue and the sooner we can all return to a more normal life in our community.

If you have received a text from us inviting you to book your flu vaccination this is the wording on the text that you will receive.

This is to invite you for your flu vaccination. We are keen to get you protected early this year. We are also starting Covid boosters very soon. Please see www.hightownsurgery.co.uk for further information. Please book your flu jab online ASAP. You will be texted shortly to also book your Covid booster if you are in a priority group (Over 70y or clinically very vulnerable). You can have both vaccinations within a short time; they do not affect each other. If you cannot book online, or wish to decline, please text us back. We will phone those who cannot contact us.

Please do not contact us. We will contact you when we have our stock. There is a vaccine for you if you are eligible.

Children Flu 2021

If your child has received an invite from us please call the surgery between 10am-12:30pm or 2pm-4pm on 01295 270722 to make an appointment.

When you bring your child for their vaccination, please follow these instructions:

  • Continue to respect 2 metre social distancing.
  • Only one parent to attend with child unless your child needs help in mobilising.
  • Walk to the practice if you can as car parking at the practice will be limited.
  • Do not arrive early or late for your appointment time; we have allocated a strict number of patients per period to ensure that people are waiting for the minimum amount of time and so that social distancing is maintained.
  • In line with current government guidance patients are required to continue to wear a face covering in all health care settings. If you are exempt from wearing a face covering, please be prepared to provide evidence of this.
  • We encourage you not to touch anything in the practice. Hand sanitiser will be available.
  • Do not attend if you or any members of your household have symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have been told to isolate. Contact us and we will rebook your appointment when you are able to leave isolation.

If you do not want your child to have a flu vaccination, please get in touch so we can update their clinical record which will prevent you from receiving additional invites from us.

Please use the links below to access further flu information

Information for secondary school age young people

Flu vaccination during a pandemic

Protecting your child against flu

Flu vaccination leaflet - adult

How to stop flu - easy read

Flu vaccination leaflet easy read

Which flu vaccine should children and young people have

[updated 07.09.21]

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