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Mayfield Medical Centre

Mayfield Medical Centre

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Flu Season 2019-20

 

Mayfield Medical Centre are now accepting flu vaccination bookings for the 2019 season. Please telephone or come into the Practice to make an appointment. Online appointments will be available soon.

 

Please telephone the Practice after 2pm to avoid our busiest period. 

 

 


 

Your Clinic Dates 2019

 

Adult Clinics


 

 TUESDAY Afternoon

 

 1 October 2019


 

 Aged 65 or over only 

 

 SATURDAY Morning


 

 5 October 2019

 

 Aged 65 or over only 

 

 SATURDAY Morning

 

 

 12 October 2019


 Aged 65 or over only

 

 WEDNESDAY Evening



 16 October 2019

 

 Aged 18 to 64 years

 

 SATURDAY Morning

 

 

 19 October 2019

 

 All adult ages 

 

 WEDNESDAY Evening

 


 30 October 2019

 Aged 18 to 64 years

 

 NOVEMBER Clinics

 

 

 TBC

 

 TBC

 

 DECEMBER Clinics

 

 

 TBC

 

 TBC

 

Children's Clinics


 

Childrens flu clinics will be available to book from the beginning of October. Please check back for clinic dates. 

 


All clinics will be delivered by either an HCA, nurse or a GP. Unfortunately, you will not be able to discuss any other ailments with the GP at this flu clinic, it is specifically to administer the flu vaccine.  However, if the clinician identifies that you need a blood pressure check, you may be directed to book an appointment to come back.

 


 

Why have your flu vaccination at the Practice?

 

We have your full medical record available

  • There are multiple vaccines available for the season and therefore it is very important that the clinician has the patients’ medical history in front of them, to ensure the appropriate vaccine is given to the appropriate patient, dependant on their age.
  • Attending the Practice for your vaccination ensures that your medical records will be fully reviewed before the vaccination is given.
  • We have carefully planned our flu programme and are intending to immunise our patients in groups to ensure clinical safety and efficiency

Supporting your practice to improve our services to you

  • In addition to the safety benefits of having your vaccination with us at the surgery, for each patient that attends the Pharmacy for their vaccine, the practice suffers a financial loss.
  • Attending the Practice for your vaccination will help us to continue to improve our premises and services for the benefit of our patients.

Responsible use of NHS resources

  • We care about NHS resources and therefore have planned the season to avoid wastage of vaccine. 

 


 

Guidance on Flu 2019

 

Please see the NHS England website for further information: NHS England Flu

 

This information is to advise you of the clinical recommendations around the most effective flu vaccine for patients for the 2018/19 NHS flu vaccination programme.


There are different flu vaccinations depending on your age :


Aged 65 and over on the 31st March 2020 will receive the quadrivalent flu vaccine (QIVc)

 

Aged 18 to 64 will receive quadravalent vaccine (QIVe)

 

Aged 2 to 18 years will receive either the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) (Nasal Spray) or quadrivalent vaccine (QIVe) depending on their clinical need. 

 

To manage the vaccine supply across the UK, there are planned deliveries to UK GP practices in phases. The practice will schedule appointments aligned with the deliveries. It is important to vaccinate promptly but also not too early to ensure you are protected.

 


 

Children

 

GP practices will routinely vaccinate children for influenza aged 2 & 3 years old (DOB 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2017) and children who are in a clinically at risk group from 6 months old (see below for at risk categories). 

 

Primary school children in reception class and school years 1 to 6 (including those clinically at risk), should in the first instance be vaccinated by the school nurses and not the surgery.

 

Depending on the age and clinical need, your child may receive a nasal spray or an injection, further information can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine/

   

Mayfield Medical Centre will have appointments available for child flu from the beginning of October.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Am I eligible for a flu vaccination?

 

These groups are eligible for the free flu vaccination:

  • aged 65 years and over
  • aged six months to 64 in clinical risk groups
  • pregnant women
  • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2019
  • children in primary school (by School Nurses)
  • those in long-stay residential care homes
  • carers
  • frontline health or social care workers
Clinical 'at risk' groups
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:  
 

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