Influenza

The Flu Vaccine is offered to patients every year on the NHS to those at risk of Flu and its complications.

Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week. However it can be more severe in certain people.

As a practice we offer a FREE flu jab to patients who are at a greater at risk of Flu and its symptoms, those eligible include:

  • Anyone aged 65 or over
  • Pregnant women
  • Immunosuppressed Children & Adults*
  • Children & Adults with an underling health condition for example; diabetes, asthma, kidney disease.*
  • Children aged 2-3 on the 31st August 2018*

If you are eligible for a Flu Vaccine please contact the surgery to book your appointment or alternatively you can book this through your Patient Access account. If doing this online please be sure to comment your eligibility criteria in the booking notes.

Helme Chase Saturday Flu Clinics

Saturday 27th October*

*Due to a national shortage of certain influenza vaccines, the practice has CANCELLED the Flu clinic on Saturday 27th October.

Saturday 17th November

Maude Street Flu Clinic

Friday 26th October – Children’s Nasal Flu’s ONLY

*Please ONLY book children in online for Friday 26th October.

We now have children’s Nasal Flu Vaccines instock, please contact the practice on 01539 718080 to book in.

Those who book in online but are not eligible will be refused the vaccine.

If you are unsure whether you qualify for a free NHS Flu Vaccine, you can visit the NHS website or contact the practice on 01539 718080