Barnfield Hill Surgery

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COVID AND FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME – INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

Our Vaccination Programme

Currently our Covid vaccinations are paused to enable us time to prepare for our winter flu and covid booster clinics.

We anticipate that our flu vaccinations will be booked where possible alongside our Covid vaccinations but this is subject to the governments delivery timeline for Covid boosters.

We do know that all patients over the age of 50 will be eligible for a flu vaccination and anticipate all patients of the same age will be eligible for a Covid Booster vaccination. In addition we will also offer a flu vaccination to patients who are living with a long term condition that makes them vulnerable to respiratory disease and anticipate offering the same cohort of patients a Covid booster vaccination along with those who live with them and carers.

We plan to start our first combined covid and flu clinics week commencing 13th September 2021. These combined clinics will prioritise patients according to the JCVI guidance which is likely to be by ordered according to the same timeline set out at the beginning of the programme.

Alongside this we will also offer our flu clinics for those patients who do not wish to take up the offer of a covid booster or where we have insufficient supply to vaccinate both flu and covid at the same time. It is really important that we DO NOT delay the Flu vaccination as it is predicted that this will be a difficult flu season, with high infection rates and risk of serious illness. Patients are strongly advised to attend for vaccination in September or October.

Our flu vaccination programme will begin on 13th September 2021. We will prioritise our care home patients and those aged over 80 in the first week of delivery. 

We plan to have our flu and covid clinic dates available for patients to book by the end of July.

Vaccinations for those who have only had one covid vaccination dose or have not yet taken up the offer of a Covid vaccination.

You can attend at a local pop up site or at Greendale, Exeter to receive either a first or second dose vaccination. Please book your appointment through the national booking link. From September we may have capacity to deliver some first or second dose Covid vaccinations.