Coronavirus AND Flu Vaccines 2023
ELIGIBILITY - AUTUMN 2023
Autumn Covid booster. You are eligible if you fit into any of the following groups:
- Adults aged 65 and over
- Care home residents
- People in a clinical risk group
- Frontline health and social care staff
- People aged 12 to 64 who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
- People aged 16 to 64 who are carers
This is a narrower group than previously, based on who is likely to be most at risk of severe illness.
If you're eligible, you should receive a text message or a letter offering you an appointment, with those at highest risk being called in first. If you’re also eligible for a flu vaccine, you will be able to get this at the same time.
Autumn FLU vaccine. You are eligible for a FREE flu jab if you fit into any of the following groups:
- Adults aged 65 and over (Note:- healthy people aged 50 to 64 and NOT eligible this year)
- People with certain long term health conditions
- People who are pregnant
- People in long-stay residential care
- Household contacts of people with a weakened immune system
Primary school children and first-year secondary school children will get a nasal spray vaccine or injection at school. Babies under two years old can get a free vaccine at the GP.
If you're eligible, you may already have been contacted by the NHS inviting you to get a free flu vaccine. If you haven't heard anything yet, you can check in with your GP.
Coronavirus Vaccinations - Alongside Flu Vaccines - Autumn Vaccination Programme 2023
We will be offering the COVID 19 vaccination, Autumn booster alongside the Flu vaccines this year. We are working with 3 other local practices (Southbourne Surgery, Littledown surgery and Beaufort Road Surgery) as part of the Bournemouth East Collaborative Primary Care Network to deliver the programme. We have every faith that the Pfizer vaccine for the new strain of Covid is safe and effective at protecting you from symptoms of COVID 19.
The practice continues to offer normal care alongside the vaccination programme. As you may expect things are very busy at the moment. We are incredibly grateful for your patience with any delays you experience in us answering the phone or appointment availability.
Please download the following leaflets for more information on the Vaccine:
FLU and COVID Vaccine Clinics
We are starting our Saturday Vaccination clinics from Saturday 23rd September. It is by appointment only and you need to confirm if you want both Flu AND Covid vaccines or FLU only when you book.
You may have been sent a link to book an appointment, or you can call us, or you book online, on the app, or in person at Reception.
Clinic Dates (subject to changes / extra dates to be added)
23rd September 2023 - Shelley Manor Surgery
30th September 2023 - Holdenhurst Road (currently fully booked)
7th October 2023 - Shelley Manor Surgery
14th October 2023 - Holdenhhurst Road Surgery