Cricketfield Surgery

Cricketfield Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2AS

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Flu Vaccinations 2020

Flu Vaccinations 2020

Please remember: You’re not just protecting yourself by having the vaccination – you are protecting your loved ones too. Those most at risk from flu are also most vulnerable to COVID-19. 

How will I know when I can book in?

We will contact you and advise you how to book.

Am I eligible for the vaccination this year?*

  • all children aged two to ten (but not eleven years or older) on 31 August 2020
  • those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
  • pregnant women
  • those aged 65 years and over
  • those in long-stay residential care homes
  • carers
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • health and social care staff employed by a registered residential care/nursing home, registered domiciliary care provider, or a voluntary managed hospice provider.

 

Can I book an appointment to have my vaccination yet?

Yes. This year we will not be able to run drop in clinics to ensure we maintain patient and staff safety.

You can book via the NHS app, or online via our website online booking system.

The 3rd of October we will be running appointments for patients aged over 65.

The 10th of October we will be running appointments for patients that are on the shielding register (received a letter earlier this year to inform them they were on this register). If you are over 65 and on the shielding register you can choose either the 3rd of October or the 10th of October.

For all other eligible people there will be additional appointments available throughout October, during Monday to Friday and will include at least one Tuesday evening.

Will there be different arrangements on the flu clinic to previous years?

Yes. This year will certainly bring some unique challenges for us as we will be delivering the vaccine in some very different circumstances to usual. Everything will take much longer and therefore requires greater time planning for things such as changing our PPE, cleaning equipment and the environment and social distancing. We need to make sure we can keep you safe as well as our surgery team.

We will be holding several flu clinics and you must book an appointment to attend. If you are eligible for the flu vaccination you will be contacted by email, text or letter to advise you of when the clinics are and how to book. If you have not heard from us by the end of September please get in touch if you meet the criteria detailed above.

Our most vulnerable patients who are on the shielding register will be able to attend on a day dedicated to only these patients.

Why should I get vaccinated at The Surgery?

The Surgery knows who could have a vaccine based on their age, health and risks and purchases flu vaccines for you and your family members who fall into these groups. While you may of course make a choice to have  a vaccine elsewhere, we  hope that you will come to us for a variety of benefits to both you and ourselves. When we vaccinate you against flu we also obtain vital other data that is necessary for your medical record and care. Our aim is to ensure your health and wellbeing at all times not just for the flu season.

*It has also been announced by the Government that the eligibility groups for a free NHS flu jab in England and Wales will expand this year to include people aged 50 to 64 and people shielding and those who live with them.

I’m aged between 50 and 64 years old, can I book a flu jab?

There is no date announced for this to start, but we know it will be later this year, once vaccination of the most ‘at-risk’ groups is well underway. If you are in this age group we will keep you updated and invite you in as soon as we can.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
    Pre-booked Appointments with Improved Access Service ran by SPCCB
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
    Pre-booked Appointments with Improved Access Service ran by SPCCB