Covid and Flu Vaccinations

COVID & Flu Vaccines

Please be aware that we are offering the COVID & Flu Vaccination clinics this autumn. The first clinic is from the 30th September and will run on clinics throughout October.

We will be inviting our eligible registered patients in batches via text message/email or phone call from the beginning of September. Please can you avoid calling our surgery¬†unless you have had an invitation. If you are unable to attend the first offered clinics, we will be sending second and third invitations to anyone who hasn’t already had these vaccines.

If you have already booked your appointment and receive an invitation, please ignore this message. You do not need to call the surgery to confirm your appointment.

We will be vaccinating our patients with Pfizer (Cominarty).

If you do not wish to have either vaccine, please send us a message via the NHSapp/SystmOnline or email bswicb.widcombesurgey@nhs.net  and we will update your records.

Please wear suitable clothing when you attend your appointment as there may be some outdoor queues.

These may be busy clinics, please bear with us and we will aim to see patients as fast as possible.

Flu Vaccine – Who is Eligible?

The following people are eligible for a flu vaccine:

  • All adults aged 65 and over (including those who will be 65 by 31 March 2024)
  • People aged 6 months to under 65 years in a clinical risk group
  • Pregnant women
  • Residents in care homes
  • Carers in receipt of carer’s allowance or the main carer for an older or disabled person
  • Close contacts of someone who is more likely to get a severe infection due to a weakened immune system, such as someone living with HIV, someone who has had a transplant, or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis

Covid Vaccine – Who is Eligible?

The following people are eligible for an autumn Covid booster:

  • All adults aged 65 years and over
  • People aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group
  • Pregnant women
  • Residents and staff in care homes for older adults
  • People aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
  • People aged 16 to 64 years who are carers
  • Frontline health and social care workers

 

Covid Vaccine Information Leaflet