‘Flu vaccinations are available to patient groups as defined each year by the Department of Health. At present these groups include: Patients aged 65 and over (as at 31 March 2013), those suffering from various long-term conditions, asthmatics who are using inhaled corticosteroids (this is not the same as 'all asthmatics'), those whose immune systems are compromised, residents of care or nursing homes, ladies who are pregnant and anyone who is registered as a Carer. Appointments are available from early October through to the end of March - please check details with one of our receptionists.
All of our 'flu clinics this season are operating "by appointment only" - if you are eligible to be vaccinated please contact one of our receptionists who will book an appoint for you. If you are unsure whether or not you are eligible, please ask one of our receptionists. In the event that you find that you are not entitled and you believe that you should be, please WRITE to the Practice Manager (stating your reasons) who will arrange for a doctor to review your medical record. We will then advise you of the doctor's decision.
We regret that unless you fall into one or more of the defined categories, for licensing reasons, we are unable to vaccinate you.
Some local pharmacies and private travel centres offer (chargeable) vaccinations. In keeping with NHS guidance, we are unable to recommend any specific private provider.