Oak Tree and Pensilva Flu Programme Autumn/Winter
We are coming to the season of Flu Vaccinations. We had hoped that the government and the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) would be in a position to inform us as to whether we are allowed to administer your Covid Booster alongside your Flu Vaccination. We do not have these details or permissions yet.
In light of this, we are continuing to undertake the essential work and prepare for a full Flu Vaccination Programme. We are working alongside our neighbouring practices to provide this at centralised and local sites for your convenience and safety, and also to ensure that, if we are allowed, we can deliver your Covid-19 booster at the same time. The site for our patients will be:
- Millennium House – Pensilva
The hope is that we will ultimately be given permission to administer Covid Booster vaccinations alongside your Flu vaccine (if you are eligible and would want this), and as such we have to provide this service from this approved site. We do not yet know if this can be done at the same time, or with a 7 day delay, or at all. If this permission is not forthcoming, we will still be providing you with your Flu vaccination in a safe, convenient and efficient way.
Dates of these clinics will be released very soon, and they will be starting in September. A message will go out via our website and social media pages as soon as appointments are available to book. As instructed by NHS England we are prioritising our patients and booking them in order into available clinics, so please bear with us while we work through our lists and offer the vaccines to those who most need them first. We ask that you do not go to another provider and await our invitation/communications.
Throughout the flu season we will be offering appointments during the week and at weekends to aid with access to the service. All housebound and immobile Care/Nursing home patients unable to attend the clinics will have the vaccine provided by the surgery in their home.
We hope that you will support us and chose to attend these clinics. It is more important than ever that we protect ourselves and our loved ones from Flu. Help us to work together to keep infection rates down.
We will be in touch shortly, please do let the surgery know if any of your contact details have changed.
Thank you for all of your support throughout the past year. We look forward to seeing you at the clinics for your flu vaccine.
Oak Tree Surgery and Pensilva Health Centre