Penny’s Hill Practice is pleased to announce that you can now arrange an appointment for your NHS flu jab for the 2020-2021 influenza season.
At this moment in time, we are only able to accept bookings for patients over the age of 65 years. This is because, as per last year, there are 2 different flu immunisations for adults, one for over 65s and one for under 65s.
We have now received confirmation of our exact delivery dates for the immunisations for our patients over the age of 65.
This year, due to social distancing measures, our flu clinics will be run differently. In keeping with NHS England’s advice, our clinics will be run in much smaller numbers than normal, with strict appointment times to avoid unnecessary queuing or excessive groups of people waiting, to minimise waiting times, and to maintain social distancing and infection control measures during the clinics.
You will be given more information regarding the changes to our clinics when you have received your appointment time.
Please remember to bring your face-covering with you when you attend.
We will continue to keep you updated when our clinics for patients under the age of 65 are available for booking. Please ensure you are subscribed to our mailing list to receive this information (scroll down to the bottom of this page and enter your email address in the box marked “Subscribe to Practice News”).
We are aiming to provide a flu immunisation to at least 75% of our patients aged 65 and over this year, and the government have confirmed there are extra supplies available to ensure that over 75% of the population who are eligible for a flu immunisation receive one this year.
Many people who are vulnerable to flu are also more vulnerable to Coronavirus. Although the flu immunisation does not protect you against Coronavirus, we want to help protect those people who are most at risk of flu and also protect the health of those who are vulnerable to hospitalisation and death from Coronavirus by ensuring you do not get flu.
More information is available here.
24 August 2020