Seasonal flu vaccinations for Winter 2020

Updated Guidance on Booking Flu Vaccination Appointments

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we will not be offering walk-in flu clinics this year, as we need to maintain social distancing and ensure the clinical environment remains safe for us all. We will, however, be offering bookable flu appointments throughout the winter from Monday to Friday and on the following Saturdays:

  • Saturday 3rd October
  • Saturday 10th October
  • Saturday 17th October
  • Saturday 24th October
  • Saturday 31st October

Who is eligible for a flu vaccination this year?

a) All people aged 65 years or over

b) People aged between 6 months and 64 years of age in one of the following clinical risk groups:

  • Respiratory disease – severe asthma, COPD, bronchitis
  • Chronic heart disease – heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease – Parkinson’s disease, Motor neuron disease
  • Learning disability
  • Diabetes
  • Asplenia or splenic dysfunction
  • Weakened immune system due to disease i.e. HIV or treatment i.e. cancer treatment
  • Morbidly obese patients BMI >40kg/m2
  • All pregnant women
  • People living in residential care homes
  • Health and social care staff
  • Carers
  • Household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List

c) Children aged 2 to 3 years.

Please Note: Primary school children and children in year 7 will be offered the flu vaccination at school

d) People aged 50-64 years

From the end of November, all people aged 50 to 64 years not in the above clinical risk groups, may be eligible for the flu vaccine, dependent on national supplies of the vaccination. We will update this webpage when we have more information on the 50-64 year group.

Vaccine Availability

There are two different types of injectable vaccine available, dependent on the age of the patient.

We now have both vaccines in stock and available to be administered to those who are 65-years old and over, as well as those who are under 65 in one of the clinical risk groups (see above).

The childhood nasal flu vaccine is also available.

Booking your appointments

If you are already registered to book appointments online, you can login at www.paxtongreen.appointments-online.co.uk and select one of the Flu Clinics under the clinician drop down menu (on the right) and select a date period within which to book your own appointment. We strongly advise you to book an appointment as soon as possible to ensure that all appointments are used most efficiently.

Alternatively, please telephone the practice on (020 8670 6878) and follow the instructions to book an appointment.

Attending your appointment

If you are unable to attend your booked appointment, please cancel so it can be made available for someone else.

Please do not attend the practice if you have any of the following:

  • Temperature higher than 37.8 C
  • New, continuous cough
  • Loss or change to your sense of small or taste
  • Or, you have had a positive swab test for COVID-19 in the past 14 days
  • Or, you are living with someone, or have come in contact with someone, who has symptoms of, or is suffering from, COVID-19 or is in quarantine.

When attending for your appointment, please:

  • Arrive on time, no more than five minutes early.
  • Wear a face covering if you are not exempt.
  • Be prepared by wearing suitable short sleeve clothing.
  • Be aware that there will be no toilet facilities during the flu clinic.

Vaccinations for people who are housebound

We will arrange vaccinations at home for those patients who are registered as housebound in our records. All other patients should attend for vaccination at the practice.

More information

If you would like more information please go to: www.nhs.uk/flu-influenza-vaccine

Sharing this information

If you have neighbours, friends or family registered at the surgery who are eligible for flu vaccination but can’t access this information, please make them aware of these arrangements. Thank you.