Flu Clinic Latest Info
Having a Flu Vaccination has always been important - but this year even more so. As most are aware the Govt has widened the eligability for those who can recieve a free flu vaccination - please see guidence at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/ .
We are now preparing flu clinics that will start to run on Saturdays in late Sep and Oct. To ensure we can manage these clinic safely we will be sending out individual invites to individuals by text. The text will ask the individual to book a flu clinic using the Ask NHS app. We have decided to use this app as we want to make the booking process as easy for you (book any time) but also not clog up the telphone lines blocking patients who need urgent appointments.
We will be able to provide a vacicnation for most patients who are eligable but need to manage the call forward to vaccinate the most vulnerable first and allign this with stock delivery and space in the clinic. Please be patient we will send an invite to all. Please ensure your mobile phone details are upto date.
The first invites will focus on those patients with Long Term Conditions and these will start to come out on 11 and 18 Sep.
We will also run clincs for 2/3 year olds vaccinations on a Wed during the day and will start to send out invites on 11 Sep. You will be asked to telphone the surgery to make an appointment.
Please note that, in line with Govt advice, if you are in the 50 - 64 category we will delay the delivery of vaccines. Our plan is to provide vaccines for the most vulnerable first and then, alligned to further deliveries of vaccines, we will hold clinics for this group. We will send invites by text to those in this group once we can establish the clinics - please do not ring the practice.
A step-by-step guide to booking your adult flu vaccination via the Ask NHS app
We appreciate all your feedback and a few of you have said you haven’t found it terribly easy to book via the app. We would love to encourage this way of booking to free up your time so here you’ll find a written step by step guide and picture examples attached of how it may look using the app and hopefully support you on getting booked to ensure you are protected this winter.
🔵 Download the Ask NHS app for free
🔵 You will need to register your details or sign into your account. You must be registered with us at the practice.
🔵You will then see a main menu, scroll down and select ‘Book a flu vaccine’
🔵 You will then see some information screens, once you’ve read through press continue
🔵You will then be asked whether you would like to book your your flu jab, select ‘Yes I wish to have a flu jab’
🔵You will then be asked to select your eligibility as you must fall into one of these categories (please note, you are unable to book children’s flu through this app). In the pictures attached, the group for 18-65 with a clinical risk factor has been selected
🔵 You will then be asked whether you have received an invite. If you have not received one yet, be patient, we have tried to spread the invites to help us manage the number of patients and ensure we have sufficient stock. For those who have, select ‘yes’
🔵 In the example shown in the pictures for the 18-65 with a clinical risk factor, you will then see a drop down menu, asking you to select which long term condition applies to you. For the purpose of this, diabetes has been selected.
🔵You will then be asked to confirm your age
🔵 A drop down menu with then by shown with all available appointment times, you can pick which ever one suits you
We hope this helps, but are always happy to answer your call or make an appointment via phone.
Pictures to support this guide here