Barton Surgery

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Flu Vaccinations 2021

Due to COVID-19  our flu clinic format will be the same as last year.  We will be contacting eligible  patients by either, text, email (new this year with a link attached to book an appointment directly), letter or phone inviting you to make an appointment.  This will occur over a period of time so please wait for us to contact you in the first instance.

Various clinic dates from mid September to November will be made available at Barton Surgery, Barton Terrace.

In line with Government recommendations we will only be vaccinating patients that are aged 65 and over on the 31st March 2022 or are under 65 and are in a clinically at risk group:

  • Pregnant women
  • Living in a residential care home, or long-stay care facility
  • A carer in receipt of Carers allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • Long term respiratory diseases such as asthma (that requires an inhaled steroid or tablet treatment, or has led to hospital admissions in the past), Chronic obstructive pulmonary    disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
  • Chronic heart disease such as heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease such as hepatitis
  • Chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy
  • Learning disability
  • Diabetes
  • Problems with your spleen, such as sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • A weakened immune system due to medicines such as steroids, chemotherapy or conditions such as HIV and AIDS
  • Being seriously overweight (BMI over 40)

Full details on who is eligible for the flu jab can be found on the NHS website www.nhs.uk and common questions about the flu jab can be found at www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-vaccine-questions-answers

For those that are aged 50 – 64 and do not fall in to one of the categories listed above, we will again be offering a vaccination. We expect the supplies of vaccinations for this group to be with us in October/early November, and will contact patients via text, email, (with a link attached to book an appointment directly), phone or letter to invite them for the flu vaccination.

When arriving for your flu vaccination we ask our patients to adhere to the following guidance:

  • Please attend at your allotted time, do not attend early as appointments have been spaced out to allow for social distancing
  • Attend alone if possible, the clinics are reserved for people receiving their flu jab
  • Wear loose fitting clothing to allow for easy access to the vaccination site (upper arm), this is to ensure that our contact is minimal and that the clinic runs on time
  • If you are able to, please wear a face mask / covering whilst at the clinic
  • If you feel unwell with symptoms associated with COVID-19 (new cough, temperature or change/loss of smell) please call to rearrange your appointment for a few weeks’ time when you are feeling better
  • Whilst at the clinic, please adhere to social distancing
  • Sanitise your hands on entry to and exit from the clinics