Flu 2020-2021


All patients in the below categories are eligible for a free flu vaccination-

Aged 2 & 3 years old on 31st August 2020

‘At risk’ patients aged 6m – less than 65 years old
• Carers (in receipt of carer’s allowance, main carer of older/disabled person)
• A household contact of someone on the NHS shielded list.
• Chronic respiratory disease, such as severe asthma
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
• Chronic: heart disease; liver disease; kidney disease (stage three, four, or five); neurological disease (e.g. Parkinson’s, motor neurone, or learning disability)
• Diabetes
• Healthcare workers
• Immunocompromised individuals and those they share living accommodation over the winter with
• Morbidly obese (BMI of 40 and above)
• People living in a long-stay residential care home
• Pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during flu season)
• Splenic dysfunction or asplenia
• Weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (e.g. cancer treatment)
• People living in long stay residential care homes or other long stay facilities (NOT prisons, boarding schools, university halls of residence)

65 years old + (aged 65 years old by 31st March 2020)

Saturday Flu Clinics

We now have Saturday flu clinics available to book in to on the following dates- 

  • 14th November 2020
  • 21st November 2020

The clinics will be running from 9am-12pm.

Appointments will be held downstairs in the surgery, with a one-way 'Covid Safe' system in place. All patients will be required to wear a mask (unless medically exempt) and adhere to social distancing measures. 

To book your appointment please contact the surgery on 01728 830526 AFTER 10.30am.

Yoxford Surgery Flu Clinics

We will be running a flu clinic at Yoxford Surgery on Friday 6th November 2020 9-12pm.

To book your appointment please contact the surgery on 01728 830526 AFTER 10.30am.

New Criteria (50-64 years old)

Following the recent announcement advising people aged 50-64 are now eligible for a flu jab we would like to assure you that you will be contacted shortly with details on how to book an appointment. 

Please do not contact the practice until you have heard from us as we are currently working on ordering more stock and arranging clinics, we will contact those who fall in this category and share further information as soon as we have an update. 

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