It’s all about Flu

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

It’s all about flu

Its that time of year again. The flu vaccination programme started in September.

  • We have now done all our large clinics. If you are not able to book at the surgery please consider getting vaccinated at a local pharmacy.
  • We have run out of over 65 vaccine to give at the surgery. We have secured additional vaccine which can be given as walk-ins at Milford War Memorial Hospital on the following Saturdays: 26/11/22, 3/12/22 and 10/12/22 between 10:00 and 12:00.
  • COVID vaccinations will mostly be given separately and are booked using the National Booking Service (or call 119).
  • If you have a COVID vaccination booked at Milford Hospital you should be able to get your Flu vaccination at the same time.

Age Groups

  • Aged 65 and over – We have now run out of vaccine. See above for walk in options.
  • Aged 18 and over in an at risk group including carers and health workers – BOOKING NOW, few remaining appointments. Otherwise, we would recommend being vaccinated at a local pharmacy.
  • Healthy 50-64 year olds – BOOKING NOW, few remaining appointments. Otherwise, we would recommend being vaccinated at a local pharmacy.
  • Children aged 2-3, and under 18’s at risk – BOOKING NOW

Booking Process

Booking online where possible is recommended to avoid increased demand on our busy phonelines. You will be able to book using the NHS app or by using Patient Access. If you currently use neither of these then we would recommend registering for the NHS app as this is a more streamlined process.

When booking online please choose the correct appointment type:

  • “FLU OVER 65” for those aged 65 or born before 31/3/1958
  • “FLU UNDER 65” for those aged under 65 or born after 31/3/1958

Flu vaccines given at Wistaria & Milford:

4401

and

Given by community pharmacies:

1911

as of 22/11/22

Attending a flu clinic

  • You need a booked appointment, for some clinics you will be told a colour which you should try and remember
  • Wear a face mask
  • Stick with members of your household, you can enter the vaccination room together
  • No walk ins
  • Do not attend if you have a cough, fever or loss of taste or smell
  • Please do not arrive early

Patient Information Leaflets – Read before you attend

We are unable to hand out laminated sheets with information about the vaccines. We would recommend you read the documents linked below before you attend. Click on the button appropriate to you. These options are for adults only.

How to receive a Flu vaccination

When you attend for a Flu vaccination you must have a booked appointment. You must wear a face covering unless you have a medical reason not to. If you are attending with someone else from your household you should stay close together. Those giving your vaccine will be wearing a face mask but based on recent guidance they will not be wearing gloves or an apron but will be using alcohol gel on their hands between each patient. There will be a one way system at both practices.