Blundellsands Surgery

INFLUENZA VACCINATION 2018/19 


   In 2018, following research the guidelines for the flu campaign have changed and therefore those aged over 65 years will be receiving a different vaccine to those aged 64 and under.

The practice has ensured it has ordered the best vaccine for each age group so patients can be sure of receiving the maximum benefit from their flu vaccine.

 

The practice purchases vaccines in advance for those who are eligible. If you are eligible yet attend a local pharmacy for your flu vaccine then the vaccine reserved for you here is not required and the practice loses essential income. Please support your surgery and attend the clinics here.

 


 

YOUR AGE GROUP

YOUR DESIGNATED CLINIC TO ATTEND

18 years to 64 years

Tuesday 18th September 2018

Between 1pm - 4pm

65 years to 74 years

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Between 2pm - 5pm

75+ years

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Between 1pm - 4pm

 

 You will have received your personal Flu Vaccination invite by Letter or Text message advising you of your allocated clinic date and time slot.


 


UNABLE TO ATTEND YOUR ALLOCATED CLINIC?  

  • Are you unable to attend as the date is not suitable? 

  • If YES and you are aged between 18 years and 64 years appointments can be booked with a Health Care Assistant AFTER 18/09/2018 either by contacting the surgery OR by using Patient Online Access.

    If YES and you are aged 65+ years appointments can be booked with a Health Care Assistant AFTER 07/11/2018 either by contacting the surgery OR by using Patient Online Access.


  • Are you unable to attend as you are Housebound? 

  • If YES do you have a relative / friend / carer who are able to bring you to the surgery?

    If you DO NOT have anyone to bring you to the surgery please contact us BEFORE the 30th September 2018 to inform us, so that we can add you to our Housebound register. You will then be contacted in due course to arrange a Practice Nurse to come and visit you at home to administer your flu vaccination. These visits are likely to begin taking place Mid November 2018.


    DO YOU WISH TO DECLINE YOUR FLU VACCINE THIS YEAR?

    If YES please contact the surgery as soon as possible to inform us, so that we can update your medical record.


    For more information about flu vaccination please visit:

    http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/flu-influenza-vaccine.aspx