Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1GT

Current time is 11:52 - We're open

NHS

Telephone: 01584 872 939

Fax: 01584 879 031

portcullis.surgery@nhs.net

FLU AND COVID BOOSTER VACCINATION PROGRAM 2021/2022 (update 14.8.2021)

FLU AND COVID BOOSTER VACCINATION PROGRAM 2021/2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have advised that early evidence supports the co-administration of  COVID-19 and influenza vaccines used in the UK where appropriate. However clinical studies are still currently underway investigating the safety and efficacy of receiving both the flu and COVID vaccine in the same appointment (co-administration one in each arm) and many of these studies are not due to report for some weeks.

The Southwest Primary Care Network (PCN) have discussed the advantages and disadvantages of offering the flu jab first and then the Covid Booster later once final advice becomes available OR waiting for Government guidance and offering both the Covid Booster and the Flu jabs together and a decision has been made to go ahead and start offering flu vaccinations first and then offer co-administered flu and Covid booster jabs as and when final guidance is available.

You have a choice!

FLU VACCINE CLINICS ONLY

Portcullis Surgery would like to invite you to book your annual flu appointment NOW.

The first FLU ONLY vaccine clinics will be held on the following dates

Saturday 18th September 8.30am-1.30pm FOR OVER 65 YEAR OLDS ONLY

Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd September 6pm-8pm FOR UNDER 65 YEAR OLDS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FLU JAB

Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th September 6pm-8pm FOR UNDER 65 YEAR OLDS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FLU JAB

If you are happy to book your FLU vaccine ONLY you can book online on your NHS app or your patient access account now.

OR please call 01584 872682 on Monday 16th August to Thursday 19th August between 10am and 4pm.

COVID BOOSTER CLINICS (WITH OR WITHOUT THE FLU JAB)

We will send you a separate invite for your Covid Booster at a later date. You cannot book these yet.

****If you would prefer to have one single appt for both Covid Booster and Flu vaccines you cannot book these yet and will need to wait to book.*****

If you are happy to book your FLU vaccine ONLY you can book online on your NHS app or your patient access account now.

OR please call 01584 872682 on Monday 16th August to Thursday 19th August between 10am and 4pm.

HOW CAN I BOOK?

If you are happy to book your FLU vaccine ONLY you can book online on your NHS app or your patient access account now.

OR please call 01584 872682 on Monday 16th August to Thursday 19th August between 10am and 4pm.

 

Online Access Registration

Who is eligible for the flu jab?

The flu vaccine this year will be given to people who:

  • are 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2021- expanded list from the usual over 65 age group)
  • have certain health conditions
  • Pregnant women (including those who become pregnant during the flu season)
  • Anyone with a weakened immune system, either due to a condition or treatment (and those living in the same household)
  • are pregnant
  • are in long-stay residential care
  • Anyone who receives a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • Anyone who lives with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • frontline health or social care workersTypes of Flu VaccinesChildren aged 6 months to 2 years who are high risk and eligible are offered an injected flu vaccine (as a nasal spray is not licenced for children under 2).Children aged 2-17 are offered a live attenuated Quadrivalent vaccine as a nasal spray.Eligible adults 18 to 64 years are offered a Quadrivalent vaccine grown in either eggs or cells.Eligible adults aged 65 year and over are offered a Trivalent vaccine grown in eggs or cell grown quadrivalent vaccine

Who is eligible for the Covid Booster? Final guidance is awaited yet.

Stage 1

The following people should be offered a third-dose COVID-19 booster vaccine and the annual influenza vaccine as soon as possible from September 2021:

  • adults aged 16 years and over who are immunosuppressed,
  • those living in residential care homes for older adults,
  • all adults aged 70 years or over,
  • adults aged 16 years and over who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable, (shielded)
  • frontline health and social care workers.

Stage 2

The following people should be offered a third COVID-19 booster vaccine as soon as practicable after Stage 1, with equal emphasis on deployment of the influenza vaccine where eligible:

  • all adults aged 50 years and over,
  • all adults aged 16 – 49 years who are in an influenza or COVID-19 at-risk group as outlined in the Green Book,
  • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.

We would highly recommend our patients that you avoid the queue on the telephone by booking your appointment online on Patient Access

https://www.patientaccess.com

Alternatively call the practice on 01584872939 anyday AFTER 1.30PM.

 

 

 

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 20:00
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 20:00
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 20:00
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Friday
    08:30 until 20:30
    Open 1-2 Fridays a month. 6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Saturday
    08:30 until 12:30
    Open 1-2 Sat per month Pre-booked appointments only. Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
    Call 111 for advice OOH