Flu Vaccinations - 2019/20
2019/20 Flu vaccinations
Our Saturday flu vaccination clinics will be on:-
Over 65 year olds
Saturday 28 September 2019 & Saturday 19th October 2019
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Under 65 year olds
Saturday 2nd November 2019
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
We will make every effort to offer flexible appointments to accommodate working hours and will be putting on some Thursday evening appointments to facilitate this.
To book your appointment please call us on 01252 541155
These dates are arranged to fit in with the manufacturers delivery dates and the safe storage and timely administration to offer maximum benefit for you.
Help us to help you!
The surgery purchases flu vaccines on your behalf so please have your vaccine with us When you attend the flu clinic, it provides an opportunity to update your patient records, contact details and highlights if any routine investigations are overdue which can be booked for a future date. It also provides an opportunity to meet the team of nurses and Doctors you may not see but are registered with.
If you choose to go elsewhere for your vaccination, we cannot guarantee that there may be a contraindication to your receiving the vaccination or that you will be offered other vaccinations that you are entitled to.
We work fast and are experienced in vaccinating so please support us in our efforts to maximise opportunistic screening and signposting for further reviews that may be due
There will be Saturday clinics for the under 65s and evening appointments on designated Thursday evenings throughout October and November after 6:30pm to ensure that everyone will be vaccinated in a timely manner with winter approaching .
Nasal flu clinics for preschool children will be arranged for November. Again, every effort is made to accommodate school runs and working parents.
We work with the community nurses to ensure those who are bed bound do not miss out on the vaccine .
Any patient with any chronic disease such as asthma, diabetes, heart failure or immunosuppressive in any way will be offered a flu vaccine at their annual review .
All pregnant women are encouraged to take advantage of the flu jab which can be given at any time during pregnancy .
If you are undergoing Chemotherapy, we will accommodate vaccination according to your treatment schedule and would encourage immediate family members to arrange vaccination as well .
Pharmacies and supermarkets do NOT have access to your medical records . PLEASE bear this in mind when you are considering the flu vaccine.
As a small business , we buy in the vaccines based on the number of patients eligible to receive the vaccine . We are very well supported by our Patient Participation Group (PPG) who volunteer to help streamline the clinics and are always happy to answer any questions regarding their role and contribution to fundraising for the surgery to buy equipment and collect patient feedback which we welcome a sort of out commitment to improving services offered to improve your health and wellbeing.
For further information on who is eligible for the vaccine, please follow the link below.
The whole team at Alexander House Surgery are keen to keep you vaccinated for the winter so please book your appointment for the flu jab
Keep calm, get vaccinated and PLEASE support your surgery.
Alternatively, pop in to pick up a leaflet and book directly with one of the team .
Thank you for your support
If you are registered to book appointments or order your prescriptions online at Alexander House Surgery with Patient Access, you will now be able to see your allergy and immunisation records as well.
Please ask at Reception for details of how to register for this online service.
Patient Extended Access Evening and weekend appointments now available -see Further Information Section for more details.