Last updated 30.11.20
The 2020/21 flu vaccination programme began in September.
Adult flu vaccination programme :
During the 2020/21 flu vaccination season free flu vaccinations are being offered to all our registered patients aged 65 and over (this includes anyone who will have had their 65th birthday by 31st March 2021), patients with a chronic disease such as diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and asthma, chronic renal disease, coronary heart disease, immunosuppression and neurological disease such as stroke, carers and pregnant women. Dedicated clinics for all our eligible patients in these categories have been held in September, October and November 2020. In order to minimise risk due to coronavirus the clinics have been run slightly differently this year. Clinics are held outside when possible and we are operating a socially distanced queuing system. Please view these videos to see how we are making sure we protect you during the pandemic : https://youtu.be/ly2Jix9-_Ew https://youtu.be/e9DBnLYqJcw
If you are in the standard cohorts eligible for the flu vaccination we will send you a bar coded invitation letter. Please wait until you receive this letter before taking any action. It is important that you bring the bar coded invitation letter that you receive to the flu clinic as proof of eligibility. When you come for your flu vaccination, please wear a mask and wear suitable clothes for the weather and that make it easy for you to expose one of your shoulders. The car park will be closed for safety reasons.
If you are experiencing any of the Covid-19 symptoms, DO NOT COME to a clinic. Self-isolate for two weeks and alert those you have been in contact with.
Flu vaccinations for healthy 50-64 year olds
You will have seen in the news that the flu vaccination programme has been broadened to include healthy 50-64 year olds. These patients will be able to get their free flu vaccination at the London Lane Clinic in the next phase of this year’s expanded flu vaccination campaign. We will be oeprating a slightly different system for this age group as follows:
All our registered patients in this age group will be contacted by text or by a phone call, depending on the contact details we have.
BOOKABLE APPOINTMENTS ONLY
We will have a number of flu clinic sessions in December.
Available date so far (more dates will be added when confirmed)
Saturday 12th December 8.45am to 12.45am
Appointments can be booked either:
- Online – via Patient Access.
- Call 0208 290 2324 between 9am and 1pm Monday to Thursday. Do NOT call outside of these times as this line will not be manned.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE MAIN SURGERY NUMBER
FLU CLINIC PROCEDURE
We will be operating a marshalled social distancing queuing system and strict infection control measures to reduce the risk of Covid-19 and maintain the area as Covid secure as possible.
A one-way system will be in place
On arrival you will be given a personalised barcode letter to give to your vaccinator
Wear suitable clothes appropriate for the weather for the day you attend and so you can easily expose one of your shoulders.
Wear a mask.
If possible, arrive by foot, as the car park will be closed.
For more information on the procedure on the day:
If you are experiencing any of the Covid-19 symptoms, DO NOT COME to a clinic. Self-isolate for 2 weeks and contact those you have been around.
For further information about national flu vaccination programme : www.nhs.uk/flujab
Children’s flu appointments :
Flu vaccinations are also offered by the practice to all children who are two or three years of age on 31st August 2020 ie born between 1/9/16 and 31/8/18. They receive a nasal spray vaccine called Fluenz Tetra which is painless and easy to give. All children under the age of 18 who are in an “At Risk” group ie with a chronic disease are also given this vaccine. Children aged 11-17 within this group are offered the vaccination in general practice, while schools cover the other age groups (as noted below). Dedicated children’s flu clinics will be held from October to November.
For information about the children’s flu vaccination, visit www.nhs.uk/child-flu
Schools vaccination programme
There is also a programme of flu vaccinations for all primary school-aged children. These vaccinations are offered and given at school than the surgery. This year children in year 7 (secondary school) are also included. The schools programme includes children who are “At Risk” but their parents can still choose to have their vaccination at the surgery if they miss the session at school, if the school session is late in the season, or if the parents prefer it.