Flu Vaccination Programme 2020

Flu Vaccination Programme 2020

Flu Vaccination Programme 2020

Manor View Practice will be running their flu vaccination programme from September 2020.

We will have separate clinics for the following groups of patients:

GroupEligibility of Patient
Group 1Patients over 65 and those 18-64 who are at risk
Group 2All children aged 2 and 3 and those under 18 who are at risk and will not be vaccinated within the school programme
Group 3Patients who have received letters regarding shielding
Group 4Housebound patients and those in care homes
Group 5Patients aged 50-64

 

If you have a query regarding our Flu Programme, please do not call the practice.  Instead please email flu.mvp@nhs.net.  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:

Facebook MVP reviews page

Flu Programme 2020 post 1

Flu Programme 2020 post 2

Bushey Heath Facebook  group

NHS Choices

Caution

Please do not attend the flu vaccination programme or the practice if you have:

a cough

a fever

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

Group 1 - Patients ~Over 65 and Those 18-64 Who Are At Risk

We have added the following clinics for patients:

 

Over 65 Year Old

Please call the surgery or reply to the text for pre-booked clinics on the following dates:

 

DateSiteTime
Wednesday 30th September 2020Watford practice9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Thursday 01st October 2020Bushey practice9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Friday 02nd October 2020Bushey & Watford practice9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Monday 05th October 2020Bushey Practice9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Wednesday 07th October 2020Watford Practice9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Monday 12th October 2020Bushey Practice9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Wednesday 14th October 2020Watford Practice9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Monday 19th October 2020Bushey Practice9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Wednesday 21st October 2020Watford Practice9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm

 


 

18-64 Year Old At Risk Patients:

Please call the surgery or reply to the text for pre-booked clinics on the following dates:

 

DateSiteTime
Monday 19th October 2020Bushey Practice4pm – 9.30pm
Wednesday 21st October 2020Watford Practice4pm – 9.30pm

 

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
    • diabetes
    • 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.

Group 2 - All Children Aged 2 and 3 and Those Under 18 Who Are At Risk

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.

Group 3 - Patients Who Have Received Letters Regarding Shielding

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.

Group 4 - Housebound Patients and Those in Care Homes

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.

Group 5 - Patients Aged 50-64

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.