Influenza & Covid-19 Immunisation

We are now booking 'Flu and Covid vaccinations for Autumn/Winter 2022  
We will have vaccination clinics on :
Saturday 24th September, Saturday 1st October, and Saturday 15th October
 Please telephone the Surgery to book your 'Flu jab on 01989 763535
Please complete the following questionnaire and return it to the surgery when you attend for your vaccination.  Paper copies are available from Reception.


Who is eligible for a Covid Vaccination this Winter?

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that the following should be offered a Covid-19 booster vaccination:

  • residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all adults aged 50 years and over
  • persons aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group*
  • persons aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
  • persons aged 16 to 49 years who are carers*

*as set out in the 'Green Book'


Does Age Affect The Risk Of Influenza?

Yes. If you are aged 65 years or over or you are at higher risk.


Who Is At Risk?

  • If you are aged 65 years or over or if you are on regular inhaled steroids
  • If you have a chronic respiratory disease (including asthma)
  • If you have chronic heart disease
  • If you have chronic renal disease
  • If you are diabetic
  • If you have a weak immune system
  • If you live in a long-stay residential or nursing home
  • If you have a chronic liver disease
  • If you are a carer


Do I Need To Be Protected Against Pneumococcal Infection?

Everybody aged 65 and over should now be immunised to help protect them against pneumococcal infection which can cause diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. Please phone the surgery during September to make an appointment if the above applies to you.