Harrold Flu Vaccination Information 2020/2021

This year our flu campaign is going to look very different. We are not going to be able to have drop in clinics, as we need to operate in a safe way for all, observing social distancing. I am pleased to say that our vaccine has arrived and we have started to immunise our “shielding” patients and children aged 2 & 3.

We are running clinics on Saturdays throughout October, all day clinics the first of which on the 10th October is now full. Over the next couple of weeks we will be contacting patients in our at “risk groups” to book them in for an appointment. Please bear with us as we have 2,000 vaccines to give and this means lots of phone calls. If you have not received a call from us by mid October, please give us a call. We have chosen to phone patients this year as our phone lines are extremely busy with the day to day incoming calls.

Priority groups for the practice to vaccinate this year are:

  • Adults 65 and over before 31st March 2021.
  • People with certain medical conditions (NHS UK: Who should have flu vaccinations) (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months).
  • Pregnant women.
  • Carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick.
  • Children aged 2 & 3 on 31st August 2020.
  • Frontline health or social care workers.

We are yet to receive guidance on how the 50-64 programme recently announced by the Government will work and if and when this will be delivered via general practice. Please check the website for updates.

Lastly, we would like to thank our patients who have been brilliant in adapting to the changes and thank you for your continued support and understanding.