Flu Vaccinations 2018-19
This year there is a different vaccine for patients 65 and over, specifically designed for this age group. It is called Fluad.
Our 1st batch arrived on the 28th September 2018 and we have been holding clinics and also vaccinating unwell patients as they present at the surgery for appointments. Unfortunately due to the large numbers of these we have now run out of stock.
We will receive more on the 26th October all being well.
We have taken some bookings from the week of 29th October on trust but are not taking any more yet to avoid disappointment
We are very sorry that we have had to cancel some booked clinics and those who are well and/or well organised and made bookings have been inconvenienced by this.
As there is only one supplier of this vaccine - they are trying to ensure distribution across the country is fair by phasing deliveries so GP Surgeries get 40% of their order in late September, 20% late October and 40% in mid to late November. This will still leave plenty of time for vaccination before the peak flu season which tends to be Christmas and January
The vaccine for eligible patients aged 18 to 64 is an Inactivated Quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) has now arrived and bookings are being taken but will be monitored closely as we only have 200 in our first batch so we may need to pause the booking
Our receptionists will check the right type of vaccine for you is in stock when booking an appointment.
Fluenz - the live nasal flu vaccine for 2 to 3 year olds has now arrived. Please book in to either a lunch time clinic or a routine appointment with Jamie-Lee or Nola