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Haddenham Surgery

DR A RAHMAN

DR C ABRAHAM
DR K BRINKHURST
DR L GERZA
DR N HORN
DR A PEAKE

 

 

FLU VACCINATIONS

 

Winter 2020

 

This winter’s Flu Programme will be the most comprehensive flu programme in UK history!

 

Flu clinics take a lot of organising every year and this year brings a whole new set of challenges - not least how we can maintain safe practice and social distancing whilst arranging vaccinations for over 2,500 patients.

 

 

 

CLINIC ARRANGEMENTS

  

 

WHY HAVE A FLU VACCINATION?

 

CLINIC DATES

  

 

DO YOU NEED A FLU VACCINATION?

 

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

  

 

VACCINATIONS FOR CHILDREN

 

 

 


CLINIC ARRANGEMENTS

 

We will be receiving our supplies of vaccines in batches and in order to ensure procedures remain safe for everyone and we have adequate supplies for the clinics, we WILL NOT be offering any drop in clinics this year.  

 

To ensure Covid 19 protocols are maintained all flu clinics will be by appointment only and the appointments are scheduled to align with our vaccine deliveries.


When dealing with large numbers of patients we will be making greater use of the Arkenstall Centre.  There will be a walk-through system to ensure social distancing is maintained.  For smaller clinics we will use the surgery premises, but will maintain the walk-through, one-way system.


To help keep us all safe we ask :

  • You book your appointment through reception
  • Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment – you will not be seen earlier than your appointment time
  • If you are able please wear a face covering to your appointment
  • Please wear outer clothing that is easy to remove to give easy access to your upper arm

 

 

 


COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

 

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

 

 

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  • Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  • Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.

 

CLICK HERE for more information 

 

 


WHY HAVE A FLU VACCINATION?

 

The best way to avoid catching and spreading flu is by having the vaccination before the flu season starts.

 

The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, headache, aches and pains in the joints and muscles, and extreme tiredness.  Healthy individuals usually recover within two to seven days, but for some the disease can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability or even death.

  

Flu is caused by influenza viruses that infect the windpipe and lungs and because it’s caused by viruses and not bacteria, antibiotics won’t treat it.  

 

This year, three types of flu vaccine will be used in the flu programme.

    

This will benefit patients by ensuring that they have the most suitable vaccine that gives them the best protection against flu. The three vaccines are:

 

 

     
 (aTIV) - for people 65 years and over.   (QIV) - "At Risk" for 6 months to 2 years and 18 years to 64 years.    (LAIV) - nasal spray for 2 years to 17 years.

 

 


CLINIC DATES

 

Below you can find the clinics currently available to book. 

 

If you are in one of the groups that are eligible for a Flu Vaccination and we are showing clinical availability, please telephone the surgery to make your appointment. 

 

Individuals between 50-64 years and not in the clinically "at risk" groups, will be invited later in the year and subject to vaccine supply.  

 

Please follow the COVID-19 guidelines to keep everyone safe.


 

Wednesday 7th October 2020     

Arkenstall Centre


 

13.30 - 16.30 

      

Children


Saturday 3rd October 2020     

 Arkenstall Centre

08.30 - 14.30 

      

Over 65 years


Saturday 3rd October 2020     

 Arkenstall Centre

08.30 - 14.30 

      

Under 65 years


Saturday 3rd October 2020     

 Arkenstall Centre


 

08.30 - 14.30

        

Children


Saturday 26th September 2020     

 Arkenstall Centre

08.30 - 17.00 

      

Over 65 years


Saturday 26th September 2020     

 Arkenstall Centre


 

08.30 - 17.00 

      

Under 65 years 


Thursday 24th September 2020     

Arkenstall Centre

13.30 - 16.30 

      

Children


Thursday 24th September 2020     

 Arkenstall Centre


 

13.30 - 16.30 

      

Under 65 years


Thursday 17th September 2020

 Haddenham Surgery


 

16.30 - 17.30   

    

Children only


Thursday 10th September 2020 

Haddenham Surgery


16.30 - 17.30

        

Children only


 

 



DO YOU NEED A FLU VACCINATION?

 

 

  • Those aged 65 years or over by 31st March 2021
  • Those aged six months to under 65 in clinical risk groups
    • Diabetes,
    • Chest or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis or emphysema
    • Heart problem
    • Kidney Disease
    • Liver Disease
    • Neurological Disease (such as Parkinson's Disease)
    • Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment
    • Stroke or TIA (transient ischaemic attack)
    • Learning Disability
    • Obese (BMI of over 40)
  • Pregnant women
  • Household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List
  • Those in long-stay residential care homes
  • Carers - the main carer for an older or disabled person

  • Individuals between 50-64 years, will be invited following prioritisation of other eligible groups and subject to vaccine supply.
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    VACCINATIONS FOR CHILDREN

     

    The Flu vaccine does not work well in babies under six months of age so it is not recommended.  This is why it is so important that pregnant women have the vaccination as they will pass on some immunity to their baby that will protect them during the early months of their life.

     

     

    For most children, the vaccine will be given as a spray in each nostril. This is a very quick and painless procedure. 

     

    Clinical Risk Groups aged 2 - 18 years

     

    Children over six months of age that have one of the conditions in the Clinical Risk Groups, should have a flu vaccination.  These children are more likely to become severely ill if they catch flu, and it could make their existing condition worse.

     

     

    In recent years there have been other groups of children that have been offered the flu vaccination. This is to help protect them against the disease and help reduce its spread both to other children, including their brothers or sisters, and, of course, their parents and grandparents.


    Young Children 

     

    All children two or three years old on 31st August 2020 - this vaccination will be given in the surgery.

     

    School Children 

     

    All primary school aged children and those in Year 7, aged 4 to 11 on 31st August 2020 - this vaccination will be given by the school nursing team.

     

     


     

    Click here to find out who should have the flu jab and why - Includes information for children and pregnant women.

     

     

    Click here for "Protecting your Child against Flu".

     

     

    Click here for more information about Flu - symptoms, treatment, vaccines etc

     

    SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SURGERY

     

       

     

    Flu vaccinations generate much needed financial income for the practice.  Every vaccination given by a Pharmacist is income lost, which means less money for the Partners to use on staff and essential equipment.

      

     

     

     

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