In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, having your flu vaccination is more important than ever. It is important because if you are at risk from coronavirus, you are also more at risk of problems from flu. Additionally, if you get flu and coronavirus at the same time, research shows you are more likely to be seriously ill.
This year the flu vaccine will be given to people who:
- Are 50 and over
- Have certain health conditions
- Are pregnant
- Are in long-stay residential care
- Receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- Live with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus
- Frontline health or social care workers
From 1st July 2021 you will be able to book your flu jab and, as a Granta patient, you have the flexibility of choosing when and where you would like to go for your vaccination. Clinic dates are as follows:-
Saturday 11th September: Sawston Medical Centre, Shelford Health Centre, Linton Health Centre
Sunday 12th September: Market Hill Surgery, Royston
We also have provisional dates for October. However, we are currently waiting on further advice from NHS England about whether we will need to deliver covid vaccine boosters alongside the flu vaccines. We will keep you posted.
When you ring to book your appointment, please state your preferred date, preferred venue and give your age so that you can be booked in for the most appropriate vaccine.
Please note, we do not currently have dates for the child flu clinics as we are waiting on delivery information.
Did you know … having your flu jab at your doctors’ surgery is the quickest and most convenient way as there are no forms to fill out – the doctors and nurses have your medical history at their finger-tips.
To book your flu vaccine call 0300 234 5555 and talk to a member of our reception team.