Flu Vaccine

NHS - Flu Vaccination Guide

The NHS has produced videos with information on flu vaccinations for those with a learning disability and their parents or carers.

The Flu Vaccination – a guide for people with a learning disability

The Flu Vaccination – a guide for parents and carers of people with a learning disability

Flu Vaccinations and Chronic Liver Disease

This leaflet is for patients with chronic liver disease and explains the importance of having an annual flu vaccine to protect you from getting the flu virus: Liver Disease and the Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccinations and Diabetes

This leaflet is for patients with Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes and explains the importance of having an annual flu vaccine to protect you from getting the flu virus: Diabetes and the Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccinations and Long Term Respiratory Conditions

This leaflet is for patients with long term respiratory (breathing) conditions and explains the importance of having an annual flu vaccine to protect you from getting the flu virus: Respiratory Conditions and the Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccinations

We are delighted to announce that booking is now available for your flu jab. Covid-19 is making things slightly trickier this year so clinics will run differently. Please follow instructions to ensure they run smoothly.

Please only book an appointment with reception if you fall into the following at risk groups:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis

  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure

  • chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five

  • chronic liver disease

  • chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease,

  • learning disability

  • diabetes

  • splenic dysfunction or asplenia

  • a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)

  • morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)

  • all children aged two to three on 31 August 2020

  • people aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2021)

  • those aged from six months to less than 65 years of age, in a clinical risk groups

  • all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)

  • household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List, or of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded patient on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable

  • people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions, university halls of residence, or boarding schools (except where children are of primary school age or secondary school Year 7).

  • those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill

  • health and social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza.

  • health and care staff, employed by a voluntary managed hospice provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza.

  • health and social care workers employed through Direct Payments (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants, to deliver domiciliary care to patients and service users.

Flu clinics for children aged 2-3 year olds will start on Monday, September 7th.

We will be running evening appointments in weekdays at the Aspen Centre, from the 21st September and will be running 5 Saturday clinics at the Aspen Centre.

Due to Covid-19 constraints we are sadly unable to run flu clinics from other sites such as Saintbridge and Tuffley.

Saturday Clinics will be on September 19th and 26th and October 3rd, 10th and 17th .

All appointments MUST be pre-booked – we will NOT be allowing drop-ins this year.

Patients are requested to arrive no earlier then 5 mins before their appointment and to keep 2m distance in queue whilst wearing a face covering.

If you are unable to walk upstairs please advise us on booking your appointment and on arrival and you will be seen in the downstairs room. Lifts will NOT be operational on the Saturdays.

Please only attend with family who are also booked to be immunised unless you require additional support.

We will be contacting our housebound patients to provide immunisations.

We will be contacting patients who are not in an at risk or the targeted group aged 50-64, in November following further instructions from the government.

Flu Vaccinations and Chronic Neurological Diseases

This leaflet is for patients with chronic neurological diseases and explains the importance of having an annual flu vaccination to protect you from getting the flu virus: Neurological Disease and the Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccinations and Heart Conditions

This leaflet is for patients with long term heart conditions and explains the importance of having an annual flu vaccination to protect you from getting the flu virus: Heart Disease and the Flu Vaccine