Manor View Practice will be running their flu vaccination programme from September 2020.
We will have separate clinics for the following groups of patients:
|Group||Eligibility of Patient|
|Group 1||Patients over 65 and those 18-64 who are at risk|
|Group 2||All children aged 2 and 3 and those under 18 who are at risk and will not be vaccinated within the school programme|
|Group 3||Patients who have received letters regarding shielding|
|Group 4||Housebound patients and those in care homes|
|Group 5||Patients aged 50-64|
If you have a query regarding our Flu Programme, please do not call the practice. Instead please email email@example.com. A staff member will contact you within 72 hours. Please note that we cannot book appointments or respond to emergencies on this email.
If attending the practice for flu clinics (or any other reason) please ensure that you wear a face covering or mask at all times.
Click the links below to see reviews from our patients regarding our Flu Programme 2020:
Please do not attend the flu vaccination programme or the practice if you have:
shortness of breath
loss of smell or taste
travelled abroad in the 14 days prior to attending the practice
been in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus in the 14 days prior to attending the practice
Manor View Practice will be running walk-in clinics and ask that patients attend at times according to their surname to ensure that social distancing can be adhered to. If attending the practice for flu clinics (or any other reason) please ensure that you wear a face covering at all times.
|Saturday 12th September 2020||Bushey practice||Between 7am and 9pm|
|Sunday 20th September 2020||Watford practice||Between 7am and 9pm|
|Tuesday 22nd September 2020||Watford practice||Between 7am and 9pm|
|Thursday 24th September 2020||Bushey practice||Between 7am and 9pm|
Times to attend
Patients with surnames beginning with the following letter to attend at the time below:
|Time||Surname Beginning With:|
|7am to 8am||reserved for patients who commute to work and are not able to attend the other times.|
|8am to 10am||A to C|
|10am to 12pm||D to G|
|12pm to 2pm||H to L|
|2pm to 4pm||M to R|
|4pm to 6pm||S to Z|
|6pm to 9pm||reserved for patients who commute to work and are not able to attend the other times.|
Please only attend these clinics if you have been sent a text advising that you are eligible for the flu vaccine this year.
You will be asked to show your text or letter from the practice as a means of verification of eligibility. If you do not meet the criteria we will be unable to administer the vaccine on the day.
Please click here for further information on the flu vaccine and eligibility criteria.
Who Should Have The Flu Vaccine?
You should have the flu vaccine if you:
- are 65 years old or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions:
- Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (that requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
- 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.
This list of conditions is not definitive. If you have a condition which is not on the list and you believe that you should have the vaccine, please book a telephone appointment and speak to a clinician.
Please call the practice to book your child in if they have received a text or letter from the practice. We will be running set clinics for these children, early mornings, evenings and weekends.
For those patients who have received a letter from NHS England advising you to shield please contact the surgery to book this appointment. Do not attend the walk-in flu days.
We have already arranged dates for clinicians to visit our care home and we will contact our housebound patients over the next few weeks. If you have not heard from us by the end of September please contact us.
Due to availability of vaccines which are being delivered by a central source, the vaccination clinic for these patients will likely take place in November. We will keep you informed when we have more information.