Flu Clinic 2018

Important news regarding this year's Flu Vaccination!

 

Dear patient,

Please continue to support your practice by attending the flu clinics as shown below: NHS England recommends vaccination from October onwards. Please do not panic to have your Flu vaccine, as we continue to vaccinate for Influenza until the end of March 2019.

There are slight changes to the Flu Vaccination this season. NHS England recommends that we use a new vaccine (Fluad Seqirus) for all patients 65 years and over and to continue to use our usual vaccine for all 'at risk' groups including pregnant ladies aged 18-65 years.

The delivery schedule for the new vaccine (Fluad Seqirus) is to be staggered over three months which unfortunately disrupts our planned flu clinics. The delivery schedule is to be the same nationwide and all practices are to receive 40% stock in September, 20% in October and the final 40% in mid-November. This is a major disruption as the majority of our patients will need the new Fluad Seqirus vaccine.

Please do not worry!

We have ordered enough vaccine to cover all our patients, but as this is a national delivery programme, all other pharmacies and GP practices are in the same position and will only have allotted supplies.

 

We will be holding TWO clinics at Sutterton Village Hall as in previous years and we look forward to seeing you there again for a coffee and a slice of cake.

 

DateDayTimeWhereAppointment Needed?
30-10-2018 Tuesday 09:00-17:30 Fourfields School No
31-10-2018 Wednesday 09:00-17:30 Fourfields School No
         
20-11-2018 Tuesday 14:00-17:30 Surgery No
From 21-11-2018 Monday - Friday   Surgery Yes

Housebound patients will be contacted by the practice nurses nearer to the time. Sutterton Surgery Patient Group will be attending the Flu Clinics as in previous years; to assist with any questions or suggestions you may have.

 

We would like to thank our patients past and present for all their help and kind donations, we couldn't do it without you.