Due to high demand and the initial flu clinics already being fully booked, Mile Oak Medical Centre have added some additional clinics on the following dates:
Eligible Children Thursday 29th October 2pm-3.30pm / Friday 30th October 4pm-6pm
Other Eligible Patients - various dates are available in October & November
Please call our Team to book you vaccination 01273 426200
In the current pandemic, getting your flu jab is more important than ever. We want to reduce the amount of people getting the seasonal flu and suffering any complications and we try and reduce the use of NHS services at a time of high demand.
The first phase of the flu campaign is only for the following groups of patients who are entitled to the flu vaccines:
- those with Chronic Asthma
- those with Heart Disease
- those with Kidney Disease
- those with Liver Disease
- those with Chronic Nuerological Disease
- those with Chronic Respiratory Disease
- those with Diabetes
- All patients over the age of 65
- All patients with a Learning Disability
- All patients taking medication that affects their Immune System including certain types of cancer treatment
- All patients with a BMI of over 40
- All patients who are Carers
- We will also be offering the flu vaccine to family members and cohabitants of any patients who were shielding due to a higher risk of contracting Covid-19
Mile Oak Medical Centre recommends that patients attend a flu clinic at the surgery for their vaccinations as the surgey is able to update your medical record directly and you may also be offered Shingles and Pneumococcal vaccines at the same time if you are eligible.
For those aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the Government will be reviewing the situation on availability of vaccines in November, and will update the Practice and General Public further on who in this age group may be able to obtain the vaccine. At this stage we are not able to offer appointments people in this age group (unless you are one of the categories above) - this is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. We will update the website further when more guidance is issued by the Government.
Published: Sep 24, 2020