URGENT ALERT about COVID and Flu vaccinations
NHS England detailed urgent changes to the autumn/winter flu and COVID-19 vaccination programmes in response to the BA2.86 COVID-19 variant risk.
- From 11 September 2023– covid vaccinations will be given to care home residents/staff and those who are housebound.
- 18 September 2023the National Booking Service (NBS) will become available to allow eligible people to book a COVID-19 vaccination online (using NHS.uk), via the NHS App or by calling 119. National COVID-19 vaccination National invitations will also start from 18 September. To book your COVID booster through the national booking service please visit Book, cancel or change a COVID-19 vaccination appointment – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Local COVID vaccination sites will be set up to offer local services but we await further information about them
We are due to receive our flu vaccines 18th sept and will start to invite in the following order:
70 years and overs, then 65-69, then at risk all ages and then 50-64year olds who are not at risk
children aged 2-3 can have the flu nasal spray by Nurse Karen or Nurse Kelly -older children unless high risk should have at school
You can have your flu vaccine given to you by a GP or Nurse if you already have an appointment booked from 18th September-Just let the GP/Nurse know when you attend
You do not need to make a separate appointment
You can also have your Flu and COVID vaccine at the same time if you attend a national or local Vaccination centre.
and they will tell us when you do so no need to call and inform us
You can have your Flu vaccine with your local pharmacy if this is easier for you
If you do NOT want a flu vaccine, please let us know by PATCH’S or Email to save us having to contact you