The way we run our flu vaccination clinics will be different this year due to a change in vaccinations and a very late, and spread out, delivery schedule. We will have one vaccine for eligible patients under 65 eg. those with certain long term conditions such as asthma and diabetes, and a different vaccination for those
aged 65+, called Fluad. There is only one National supplier for the Fluad vaccination, which means that our delivery dates have been staggered from the end of September to the end of November. This is a national issue and there we have had to set a strict timetable accordingly. Open access flu clinics for all eligible patients will be as follows:
Monday 1st October 2.00pm – 6.00pm at Holbrook
Thursday 18th October 2.00pm – 6.30pm at Shotley
Thursday 1st November 2.00pm – 6.30pm at Shotley
Tuesday 20th November 2.00pm – 6.30pm at Holbrook
For eligible patients under 65: you will receive notification of eligibility by letter by the end of September.
For patients who will be 65 and over by 31st March 2019: please attend any of the above clinics.
For those patients due to have shingles or pneumococcal vaccinations, we are now inviting you just after
your birthday and these will no longer be available on flu clinic days.
Suffolk InfoLink provides a search engine that uses key words and location criteria to find information about all sorts of local services, activities, advice, information and support, which are extremely useful resource for reception staff and patients.
- Charities and Voluntary Organisations
- Children’s Centres
- Local Groups such as scouts
- International Community Groups
- Support Groups such as drug and alcohol misuse groups
- Learning and Physical Disability Services
Are you entitled to a flu vaccination but declined it? If so please take this survey on behalf of Public Health about why patients do not attend for flu vaccination.
Take the survey
All patients have been allocated a ‘named GP’. Patients over 75 will have been advised of this by letter and those under 75 are welcome to ask at reception when visiting or telephoning the practice. Alternatively, this can be found at the bottom of your repeat prescription request if you are on medication.
One Life Suffolk
The Diabetes project www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk/type-2-diabetes