Flu clinics 2020
If you are over 65 or in an at risk group you are eligible for a FREE flu jab.
Later in the year, the flu vaccine may be given to people aged 50 to 64. More information will be available later in the autumn.
You are at risk if you:
- Are pregnant
- Have a long term health condition i.e. diabetes, COPD, chronic heart disease
- Have a learning disability
- Are the main carer for someone who is at risk of Covid-19, or whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
For more information on the flu vaccine please go to https://phw.nhs.wales/services-and-teams/beat-flu/
This year we will be hosting socially-distanced Flu Clinics at the Practice. Please contact the practice by telephone to book your appointment.
In order to maintain social distancing, we have spaced our appointments out to prevent a build up of patients in the queue. We therefore ask all patients to turn up as close to their appointment time as possible.
Flu Clinics will on the following dates:
Saturday 26th September 2020 at Avicenna medical centre, over 65’s only
Thursday 8th October 2020 at Oakdale medical centre, under 65’s at risk only
Thursday 15th October 2020 at Oakdale medical centre, over 65’s only
Saturday 17th October 2020 at Avicenna medical centre, over 65’s & under 65’s at risk
Thursday 22nd October 2020 at Oakdale medical centre, over 65’s only
Thursday 5th November 2020 at Oakdale medical centre, under 65’s at risk only
Saturday 14th November 2020 at Avicenna medical centre, over 65’s & under 65’s at risk
Please be aware that these will be socially-distanced clinics and we request all patients please adhere to the following:
- Arrive on time
- Attend alone, unless absolutely necessary
- Wear loose-fitting clothing to allow you to prepare for your vaccine while waiting
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be vaccinated earlier.
Please also be aware that practices unfortunately do not receive the flu vaccines at the same time. This means you may get your flu vaccine at a different time to other people in your area. It is useful to note that the ‘over 65’s’ vaccine is different to the ‘at risk’ vaccine for under 65’s, and they are delivered separately. This has an impact on when different age groups can get the vaccine.