This year it is more important than ever to get yourself vaccinated against flu and the Henley doctors surgeries have announced the dates for their clinics.
The flu vaccine is free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk.
You should have the flu vaccine if you:
- are 65 years old or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions – see the NHS website for full details
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or another long-stay care facility
- receive a carer’s allowance, or you’re the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- live with someone who’s at high risk of coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list) or you expect to be with them on most days over winter
Saturday 26th September 2020 and Saturday 10th October 2020 (booking required) Bell Surgery – Tel 01491 843250 to book your timed appointment slot
Tuesday and Friday – priority flu vaccination appointments for patients who are frail or were on the shielding list.
Children’s Flu Clinic – Wednesday daytime appointments for children aged 2 and 3
When you arrive expect to join a queue outside – although they aim for the queue to move fairly quickly they cannot control the weather so please come dressed appropriately.
All adults aged 75+ and High risk shielded adults aged 65+ – Tuesday 15 September (today) – times by surname (click here)
Under 18s – Tuesday 15 September and Thursday 17 September
Patients aged 18-64 with long term conditions usually eligible for flu vaccination – Tuesday 6 October
Patients aged 65+ who do not fall into above categories or household members of shielded patients – clinics available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Booking required.
Patients on agreed housebound list and those who live in a care home will be visited and vaccinated at home or at the care home.
Please wear a mask, be prepared with an umbrella if the weather is bad and maintain social distancing if there is a need to queue.
Car Parking will be challenging and only for those who are very frail or disabled. Please park elsewhere otherwise your may be turned away.
You might have seen in the press that the flu vaccine will be given to all 50-64-year-olds; this may happen later in the year. We will let you know once we have any more information later in the Autumn. However, if you are aged 50-64 in an at-risk group, you should not delay having your flu vaccine.
You might also be eligible for a pneumonia or shingles vaccination which you can have done at the same time as your flu vaccination. If you are eligible please ask when you book your appointment so that you can be given a slightly longer appointment time.
Those displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or who are self isolating because they have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or are contacts of confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 should not attend until they have recovered and completed the required isolation period.