Flu Vaccination Campaign 2020/2021

As autumn approaches in the coming months, now is the time to start thinking about getting the annual flu jab. This year, the free jab will be offered to more people amidst concerns around the still-present coronavirus.

The NHS flu programme in England typically offers the flu vaccine to those over the age of 65, pregnant women and those with existing health conditions or weakened immune systems. These groups will remain a high priority this year, while the programme will also be extended to reach out to more people.

In a typical winter, flu is one of the biggest health concerns for many older and vulnerable people. With the additional threat of coronavirus this year, the public are being advised to take extra care to avoid both of these diseases. The government hopes for as many people as possible to receive the flu jab to reduce the risk of caregivers and healthcare workers coming under immense pressure.

We will be holding our Flu Clinics over the next few months. Due to the current COVID-19 situation they will operate in a slightly different way to previous years to protect our patients and staff

For ‘Shielded’ patients only:

Appointment only at both Knebworth and Marymead Surgery

  • Saturday 3rd October – 09:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00
  • Saturday 10th October – 09:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00
  • Saturday 17th October – 09:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00

For ‘At Risk’ and ’65 year olds and over’:

Appointment only at both Knebworth and Marymead Surgery

Knebworth Surgery, mornings only, 09:00 – 12:00:

  • Monday 5th October
  • Wednesday 7th October
  • Thursday 8th October
  • Monday 12th October
  • Wednesday 14th October
  • Monday 19th October
  • Wednesday 21st October
  • Thursday 22nd October
  • Monday 26th October
  • Wednesday 28th October

Marymead Surgery, mornings only, 09:00 – 12:00:

  • Tuesday 6th October
  • Friday 9th October
  • Thursday 15th October
  • Friday 16th October
  • Tuesday 20th October
  • Friday 23rd October
  • Tuesday 27th October
  • Thursday 29th October

 

These clinics will by invitation only. If you are on our shielding list, you will receive a letter/SMS text message from us with details of your appointment times.

This year the flu vaccine is being offer on the NHS to:

  • Adults 65 and over
  • People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months)
  • Pregnant women
  • 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
  • Children in Year 7 (secondary school)
  • Frontline health or social care workers

Flu Jabs for patients aged 50 – 64

Clinics for the new 2020 cohort of eligible patients aged 50-64, who do not have an ‘at risk condition’ (see NHS UK) will follow soon. These dates and times will be announced on our website.

External websites for further information: