Due to COVID-19 Gravel Hill Surgery will be operating flu clinics differently this year, to allow for social distancing and infection control guidance to be adhered to.
Flu clinics will be held on Saturdays starting mid September. Everyone eligible for a flu jab will be contacted and offered an appointment time, there is no need to contact the surgery.
PLEASE DON'T TURN UP WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT.
Housebound patients will be contacted to arrange a home visit.
50 to 64 Year Old Age Group
Please note that people in the 50 to 64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50 - 64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from flu, you will be invited earlier.
Flu is an infectious and common viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.
It's not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses. Symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.
You can catch flu – short for influenza – all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as "seasonal flu".