Flu Vaccination Campaign 2020/2021

For patients 65 years & older

  • Including patients who are currently 64 years old who will be 65 before 31st March 2021

For eligible patients in a clinical risk group

  • Chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, COPD or
  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s or motor neurone disease
  • Learning disability
  • Diabetes
  • Splenic dysfunction or asplenia
  • A weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer)
  • Morbidly obese (defined as BMI 40 and above)

For pregnant patients

For children aged from 2 years to less than 18 years of age in a clinical risk group

All children aged 2 and 3 years

For care homes and frail patients

Essential home visits to vaccinate our very frail patients and those living in care homes will be organised by the Practice.

As we have to factor social distancing into our flu vaccination schedule, appointments must be pre-booked in advance.

Patients are asked to:

  • Arrive at their allocated time – No walk-ins will be allowed
  • Wear a face covering
  • To adhere to our social distancing measures in place
  • Only the patient having the flu vaccination will be allowed entry unless you need assistance from another person when you should let our receptionist know. If you have a carer, they can be vaccinated at the same time.

Due to the restrictions in the number of patients we can allow in our waiting room you may be required to queue outside. You may therefore wish to bring a bottle of water, an umbrella to shield from the sun or adverse weather conditions, and ensure you are appropriately dressed for the weather.

Thank you for your patience during these challenging times.

For information, our Flu Clinics dates are arranged to fit in with the delivery dates of our flu vaccinations.

For patients 50-64 years

More information will be available to the 50-64 ‘newly eligible’ patients later in the autumn. Until then we will prioritise vaccine stock for the eligible and most vulnerable and patients first.

  • If you’re aged 50 to 64 but also in another at-risk group, you should book for your flu vaccine and not wait (bookings start from early October).
  • If you’re aged 50 to 64 and were not already in an at risk group, please ensure the practice has a correct mobile number for you, as details will be sent by text about the availability of additional vaccines later in the season.

Details and further updates will appear on our website www.hanscombehousesurgery.nhs.uk