Dear Patient,

this is to inform you that we will be offering flu vaccines to the eligible population from mid -September.

We are planning to hold some of our flu clinics at weekends, to avoid vulnerable patients coming in contact with other people in the surgery.

You will receive an invitation with a pre-set appointment date and time. No walk-in clinics are available.

Please try to make yourself available for the pre-booked appointment; if it’s not possible for you to attend please cancel in a timely manner and re-schedule.

Please be prepared to wait outside the surgery until invited in, despite weather conditions. There will be minimal waiting times and the appointment length is 5 min, strictly just for flu vaccination.

It’s advisable to wear loose clothes that give easy access to your upper arm.

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will NOT be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which are eligible for the flu vaccination, for example, you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

If you wish to have your flu jab done at the pharmacies or privately, please feel free to do so.

Thank you,

Newton Medical Centre