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Book Online

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the practice is receiving an unprecedented amount of telephone queries; therefore, we would strongly advise you to book online, where you can also request repeat prescriptions and view your medical records. 

Book Online at www.patientaccess.com  or  via NHS App

If you are not registered for online services, please register via the NHS App
available on iOS and Android devices, such as Smartphones and Tablets

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What is Influenza?

Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include:

  • a sudden fever
  • an aching body
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • a dry cough
  • a sore throat
  • a headache
  • difficulty sleeping
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea or tummy pain
  • feeling sick and being sick

The symptoms are similar for children, but they can also get pain in their ear and appear less active.

Complications of the influenza virus can lead to bronchitis, pneumonia and can be fatal.

How can I Book my free Flu Vaccination?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the practice is receiving an unprecedented amount of telephone queries; therefore, we would strongly advise you to book online, where you can also request repeat prescriptions and view your medical records. 

  • Book Online at www.patientaccess.com 

    If you are not registered for online services, please register via the NHS App
    available on iOS and Android devices, such as Smartphones and Tablets

 

 

Am I eligible for the Free Flu Vaccination?

This year the flu vaccine is being offered free by the NHS to:

  • Adults aged 65 and over (including anyone who will be 65 by the 31 March 2021)
  • Carers - including people living with someone who's at high risk from Coronavirus
    (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
  • Children in primary school* (These vaccines are available via the school ONLY)
  • Children in Year 7* (these vaccines are available via the school ONLY)
  • Frontline Health or Social Care Workers

 

People “at-risk” with certain medical conditions (incl children “at-risk” from 6 months of age)

  • Pregnant Women
  • Chronic (long-term) Respiratory Disease, such as Severe Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Bronchitis
  • Chronic Heart Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease, at stage three, four or five
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Chronic Neurological Disease, such as Parkinson’s or Motor Neurone Disease
  • Learning Disability
  • Diabetes
  • Splenic Dysfunction or Asplenia
  • A weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
  • BMI of 40 and above

 

 

I am aged 50 - 64, am I eligible for the flu vaccination?

Later in the year, the flu vaccination programme is expected to be extended to people aged
50 to 64, subject to availability of vaccines. More information will be available later in the autumn, and until then our appointments will be offered firstly to patients who are deemed to be the most vulnerable:

 

  • If you're aged 50 to 64, but also in an “at-risk” group, you should not wait and book for your flu vaccine from September 2020.
  • If you are aged 50 to 64, and do not have an medical condition that deems you to be
    “at-risk”, please ensure we have your up-do-date contact information, so that we can keep you up-to-date by email and text about the availability of vaccines later in the season.

 

  

I am almost 65, am I eligible now?

Yes, if you were born on or before 31 March 1956.

As with previous years, anyone becoming 65 years old by the 31st March 2021 will be entitled to receive a flu vaccine from the 65+ flu vaccine supply before turning 65.

 

  

Can I have my flu vaccine when I attend the surgery for another medical reason?

Yes, but only if you have a prebooked appointment and if the time allows on the day.

 

  

Home Visits are available for medically housebound patients only

We shall continue to offer essential home visits for very frail patients, who are unable to attend the surgery, to have their flu vaccinations at home and for those living in care homes.

 

Home visit slots are very limited and are strictly reserved for those who are physically unable to get into a car to attend an appointment with help from a friend, family or a taxi.

 

  

I do not want the flu vaccination

If you already know that you don’t want the flu vaccination, please email the practice at STOCCG.MarpleCottageReception@nhs.net or call the practice so that your vaccine can be offered to someone else who needs it. This year more than ever, this is very important as vaccines supplies are expected to be in extremely high demand

 

  

Attending flu vaccination clinics

Where possible, please can you walk to the practice to minimise congestion on the road and in the car park.

 

There will not be any walk-in flu clinics this year, so please pre-book an appointment slot in advance. Please do not attend the practice without an appointment.

 
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