Flu Vaccination Update

Elm Tree Surgery, Shrivenham – Flu Vaccinations Update

There has already been a lot of publicity about flu vaccines for this autumn. In light of the Covid pandemic more people than ever will be eligible and want to be vaccinated – which we would clearly encourage. Because of the greatly increased numbers and the necessity to maintain social distancing, the planning is more complicated than in previous years. We hope to hold several flu vaccination clinics in Shrivenham Memorial Hall and patients will be invited to attend a specific session depending on their age and clinical needs. We will be initially concentrating on the most vulnerable (especially those patients who were shielding and their households), then the over 65s and those between 18-64 who have specific underlying medical conditions, followed by children aged 2-3 and those children between 12-17 with specific underlying medical conditions. Children aged 4-11 will be vaccinated under the school’s vaccination program and finally those aged 50-64 (expected to be November/December). Full details will be published towards the end of August/early September once our plans have been finalised, so please do not make any requests about flu vaccinations until then.

 

One of the results of the Covid pandemic is that general practice, like many other parts of society, has had to change rapidly and we have quickly adjusted to the digital age. Information will no longer be by posters and leaflets in the surgery but by texts and social media – our website, our Facebook page and the NHS websites.

 

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