Flu is an unpredictable virus that can be unpleasant, but if you’re otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own in about a week.
It can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups, including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition.
For more information on flu, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/
If you are booked in for a flu vaccination on and after 14th December 2020 you will be receiving the Flublok Quadrivalent Flu Vaccination.
This medicinal product does not have a UK marketing authorisation, therefore is known as an “Off-Label” Vaccination. It has been given authorisation for temporary supply by the UK Department of Health and Social Care and the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency for immunisation against influenza. However, Flublok is licensed for use in the USA by the Food and Drug Administration.
Flublok Quadrivalent is a vaccine for adults who are 18 years of age and older. This vaccine is indicated for active immunisation against flu (influenza). None of the ingredients in the vaccination can cause flu.
You may experience a mild fever and aching muscles for a couple of days after having the vaccine and your arm may be a little sore.
Side effects of the child nasal spray vaccine can commonly include a runny or blocked nose, a headache, tiredness and some loss of appetite.
It is very rare that the flu vaccines cause serious side effects.
In line with Government guidelines we will be vaccinating the following patient groups initially:
If your child is in reception to year 7, complete the online consent form so you child can have the vaccine at school.
For further information please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/
*Please note, if you are not registered as a carer with the surgery you may not be eligible for a flu vaccination. Please contact us to discuss this.
All registered housebound patients who have indicated they want the flu vaccination have been referred to Livewell to receive their vaccination in due course. If you are newly housebound please contact us.
You can make an appointment via the NHS App, our Online Services, our Automated Booking Service, Patient Partner, or by calling your usual surgery. When booking your appointment please ensure you select a lot appropriate for your age as of the 31st March 2021; Over 65 Flu, Under 65 Flu, Teen Flu (aged 12-18 years).
If you are unable to attend please cancel your appointment via the NHS App, our Online Services or via out Automated System, Patient Partner
Please arrive as close to your 5 minute appointment time as possible, wearing a face covering. Please do not attend with another person unless they are a carer.
When you arrive you will be greeted by a member of our team who will direct you to our cleaning station to make use of our hand sanitizer.
Social distancing measures will be in place. There will be a one way system in operation.
Please wear appropriate clothing so that you are ready for your injection.
The NHS have created two short films about the importance of the flu vaccination for people with a learning disability autistic people with certain health conditions and carers of people with a learning disability. The films covers why it is important, who is eligible for a free vaccine, where you can get the vaccine and reasonable adjustments.
View them here:
Flu vaccinations for people with a learning disability https://www.youtube.com/watchv=eZ1vDai8u5o&feature=youtu.be
Flu vaccinations for people with a learning disability (Carers) https://www.youtube.com/watchv=RZWQe21ow8&feature=youtu.be