Flu and Covid Booster Vaccinations

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FLU


Thank you for your patience whilst we organise the logistics for our flu clinics this year.  Unfortunately, we are again unable to give COVID vaccinations at these clinics due to supply constraints. (see below)

• Our flu clinic dates are based upon expected receipt of flu vaccine.
• We have been inviting eligible patients to “self book” for a flu vaccine using a link, by text, where possible.
• You can however, also book via your Patient Access or by phoning us on 0161 983 5375 (recommended after 11:00 am)
• Patients in the following eligible groups are welcome to contact us to book in:

– COPD
– Diabetes
– Heart Failure / Disease
– Immunosupressed e.g. Undergoing Chemotherapy, on certain medication etc
– Kidney Disease
– Over 65 Years of age
– Pregnant
– Stroke / TIA

• Otherwise well patients aged 50+ will be invited after 15th October, the earliest date that we are permitted to offer to this cohort.

• We anticipate visiting Housebound Patients in from the beginning of October to administer Flu and Covid vaccines together and we will let you know when we will be calling. If you haven’t heard from us by the end of October, please get in touch.

• Where not on record, we are required by NHS England to ask you about your ethnic origin and to record this. You may however choose not to answer this question if you prefer.

Current Clinic Dates Available: Saturday 24th September 2022 (Now Full) – Next Date TBA (vaccine delivery expected 11th October)

COVID BOOSTER


Supply of the new Moderna BiValent (Covers the Omicron and original Strains) are feeding through slowly. This and our need to provide a full service to patients limits the scale of Covid Booster Vaccinations that we can offer

We are specifically tasked with the capacity that we have, to prioritise:

– Care Home Patients and Staff
– Housebound Patients
– Immunosupressed patients

• We will be holding clinics for patients known to be immunosuppressed in the practice and will send invitations when vaccine is made available to us.

• For other patients who are eligible for a Covid Booster Vaccination, these are available from various providers / hubs locally and we ask you to telephone (NHS)119 to make arrangements.

Thank you for all your support and understanding whilst we juggle the needs of the different cohorts. Please be assured we are working hard to meet as many needs as possible.