Flu Vaccination Programme 2021

Flu Vaccination Programme 2021

Flu Vaccination Programme 2021

Manor View Practice will be running their flu vaccination programme from September 2021.

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

GroupEligibility of Patient
Group 1Patients over 65
Group 2Patients 50-64 years old & At Risk Patients aged 18-49
Group 3All children aged 2 and 3 and those under 18 who are at risk in school years 11 and 12. Those in school years reception to year 10 will receive the flu vaccine through their schools
Group 4Housebound patients and those in care homes
Group 5Housebound patients and those in care homes

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.

Please do not attend the flu vaccination programme or the practice if you have:  a cough, a fever, loss of smell or taste

Group 1 - Patients Over 65

We have a walk in clinic on Sunday 12th September 2021 at both the Bushey and Watford sites from 9am to 6.30pm. Please attend at the following times based on your surname to ensure social distancing measures are adhered to:

TimeSurname (beginning with)
9am – 10.30amA – C
10.30am – 12.00pmD – G
1pm – 2.30pmH – L
2.30pm – 4pmM – R
4pm – 5.30pmS – Z
5.30pm – 6.30pmThose that are unable to attend at other times

Group 2 - Patients 50-64 years old & At Risk Patients aged 18-49

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

 

DateSiteTime
Tuesday 14th September 2021Bushey Practice7am – 7pm
Wednesday 15th September 2021Watford Practice7am – 7pm

 

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 50 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

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

Please call the practice or reply to the text 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 4 - Housebound Patients and Those in Care Homes

We are in the process of speaking to the district nurses to arrange the dates for these vaccines.

If you have not heard from us by the end of September please contact us.

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