In the wake of coronavirus, it is more important than ever to have your flu vaccination.
However, with Covid-19 comes the challenge as to how we vaccinate thousands of Granta patients in a socially-distanced manner, to ensure the safety of our patients, our staff and our local community.
We are running specially adapted flu clinics at all of our surgery sites and have also held “drive-thru flu clinics” at Duxford Imperial War Museum.
Patients eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination include those patients who will be 65 years old before 31st March 2021, and those patients 6 months of age and up to and including 64 years of age if they fall into one or more of the “at risk” groups. Details of the “at risk” groups can be found here on the NHS website. If you are unsure if you are eligible for a free vaccination please feel free to ring us and we can let you know.
If you are eligible and have not yet had your vaccination please ring 0300 234 5555 to book an appointment. If there are not appointments available at the time of ringing, your name will be put on a waiting list and you will be called back with an appointment date and time. If you are housebound, separate arrangements will be made for you.
As you will have heard on the news, the government has now extended the flu programme to include everyone 50 years old and over, plus household members of shielded patients. However, NHS England wants us to prioritise the “at risk” patients first, and the new second cohort of patients will be vaccinated towards the end of the year. We will send out further details as soon as we have them.
Children aged 2 years old and 3 years old are automatically eligible to be vaccinated by us. These will be done in our surgeries.
Children from 4 years old to 11 years old will be vaccinated at school, unless they fall into an “at risk” category.