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FLU VACCINES FOR UNDER 65s

Please wait for a text message inviting you for a flu vaccine.  We are looking to commence FLU clinics from the second week of September.  Over 65s will be informed as to how and when they will receive their flu vaccine and covid booster.

COVID BOOSTER PROGRAMME

The Covid booster programme is starting next week (20/09/21). We will work through the priority groups as we did before starting at group 1 and finishing with group 9. Information about the priority groupings can be found here https://bit.ly/3hFBi6CThere are 3 different ways your covid vaccine booster will be booked in North Hampshire

 By a direct text from our service inviting you to book

 By booking through our dedicated advice line, Please call 0333 332 0855 between 10am-4pm on weekdays to book.

 By calling 119, our service is now registered on the National Booking serviceAll vaccinations will take place at Jameson House, RG24 8AG. There are smaller clinics happening twice monthly in Alton to support, separate information will be sent out about these.

  • Most importantly you have to be 6 months after your 2nd dose to be eligible for a booster, we will be unable to book you in before this and our invites are specifically for those who are eligible
  •  Please note if you have your flu jab elsewhere you cannot have a covid booster for 7 days after this.
  • If you haven’t had a covid vaccine so far, we can always get this done at our site – please call the dedicated call centre and we will organise this for you
  • Please note vaccination of 12-15 year olds is happening through the school nursing service and is separate to the booster programme.
  • Vaccines remain our best protection against COVID19 and will keep both you and those close to you safe.
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Please see attached document regarding the current Flu Vaccine Delivery Delay- Flu Vaccine Delay


 

There is a national shortage of blood bottles anticipated until November at the earliest, such that availability is reduced to 40% of normal. In order to rationalise tests we are not able to do blood tests for routine health checks or non-urgent clinical concerns as we attempt to prioritise blood tests for urgent patient assessment in the GP surgery as well as the hospital. We are all sharing the same limited resource and so as a surgery we have been asked to justify the urgency of any test we order. This may mean that you are asked to delay any desired blood test that is not urgent.  I can reassure you that this clinical decision is made by a doctor at the surgery on a case by case basis, and if there is doubt you may be contacted by the surgery to discuss further so that an appropriate plan is made.  Any postponed test will be rearranged when availability is restored. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult time.


 Please click on link below for information on the Covid-19 Booster & Flu Vaccine

Covid- 19 Booster & Flu

Why are GP's needing to work differently

why-gps-need-to-work-differently_poster.pdf

(Site updated 16/09/2021)
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