Flu Clinic Dates and Times
Clinic details are below:
Manea Surgery - Saturday 10th November 9:00 – 11:00 (just turn up between these times)
Rainbow Surgery - Thursday 15th November and Monday 19th November (please phone to make an appointment)
If you are attending an appointment at the surgery for another matter please ask about having the flu vaccination while you are there. If the Doctor, Nurse or Healthcare Assistant has time within your appointment they will endeavour to save you another journey and give it to you then.
This year there are 3 different types of vaccine, which have been designed to give the best possible protection to different age groups. The vaccine for the under 65’s covers the 4 most common predicted 2018 strains instead of the 3 covered in past years, so 25 – 30% more protective. For the over 65s, the other new vaccine covers 3 strains and has an extra ingredient to make the vaccine work better, called an adjuvant. This might give a slightly sore arm for a day or two, but a much better immunity against the flu.
Text messages and/or emails are being sent to all patients for whom we have details recorded to advise them of the clinic details. Please could you let us know if you have changed your mobile numbers and or/email addresses so we can update our records.
The Fenland Group Practice purchases flu vaccines on your behalf so please have your vaccine at any of the above clinics.
We would ask you to help us by removing your coats or jackets as soon as you check in and roll your sleeves up ready! We will not be in a position to deal with any other requests during these clinics. We have tried to accommodate requests in the past but we will not be able to this year. Please do not put our very helpful staff in the awkward position of having to say no!
If you are eligible but do not wish to have your flu vaccination this year please let the surgery know as soon as possible so we can record this on your medical records.
Let’s keep as healthy as we can this winter and not let flu get us if we can avoid it!