Winter flu programme 2021

2021 Winter Flu Clinics

All you need to know about our 2021 flu clinics 

Our Current Winter Flu Drive-Through Clinic Dates

WINTER FLU VACCINE PROGRAMME

Patients may have seen recent news reports about delays to flu vaccine deliveries to GP surgeries. 

Our initial clinic for over 65s, originally scheduled for 12th September, has had to be cancelled due to these supply delays.  Patients with appointments for this clinic have been re-booked.  We have contacted patients to confirm these details by SMS text message if you have a mobile phone registered with us or a phone call if not.

However, our clinic for those aged 18 - 49 who are in an eligible At-Risk Group & those aged 50 – 64 remains in place for the morning of Sunday 19th September. Therefore, patients booked for Sunday 19th September should attend as initially planned.

 

Our current programme of Drive Through Winter Flu Clinics is:

For those aged 18 - 49 who are in an eligible At-Risk Group & those aged 50 - 64:

  • Sunday 19th September – between 9 am and 1.30 pm and
  • Sunday 24th October – between 9 am and noon

Those who will be 50  by the 31st March 2022 are also eligible to book a slot at these clinics.

To establish if you are in an at risk group please download our information sheet by following this link>>

 For those aged 65 and over , including those who’ll be 65 by 31 March 2022:

  • Sunday 3rd October - between 9 am and 12 noon and
  • Sunday 17th October – between 9 am and 1.30 pm

 

Book an appointment for a FREE Flu Jab now. We are pleased to advise that patients can book an appointment quickly and easily online.  Scroll down for booking information. 

For more information on what to expect when attending our Drive-Through Clinics please see our Drive-Through Guidance Page

Winter Flu vaccinations for patients aged 50 - 64

Online booking form - patients aged 50 - 64

FOR PATIENTS AGED 50 - 64 YEARS OF AGE (including those becoming age 50 years by 31 March 2022):  The Department of Health has confirmed the temporary measure to offer 50 to 64-year-olds the flu vaccine will apply again for Winter 2021/22.  Patients in this group are invited to book a slot at the 19th September clinic.  Please complete this form including an email address on which you can be contacted and we will advise you of an appointment slot.

Winter Flu vaccinations at risk patients

Online booking form for "At risk" patients

FOR ELIGIBLE AT RISK PATIENTS AGED 18 – 64:  If the patient is eligible, appointments can be requested by accessing the online booking form for  “At Risk” patientsPlease complete this form including an email address on which you can be contacted and we will advise you of a time and date.

Winter Flu vaccinations Over 65Yrs

Online booking form for over 65s.

FOR PATIENTS AGED 65 OR OVER (including those who’ll be 65 by 31 March 2022):   If the patient is registered to use our online services appointments can be booked by  accessing the online appointment system:>> and searching for the date range within which the clinic falls..

You can also book your over 65s appointment using the NHS App.  For more information on how to book online, see our PPG developed User Guide on How to book an Over 65s flu Jab Online.

What if I don't have an online account?

Anyone who does not currently use online services can contact us to book an appointment by sending an email to cranborne.reception@dorsetgp.nhs.uk or phone us if this option is not possible.

Flu Vaccine Eligibility for Health and Social Care Staff

Online booking form for Health & Social Care staff

All frontline health and social care workers should receive a Winter Flu vaccine this season.  Eligible groups include:

  • Health and social care staff employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to flu;
  • Health and social care staff employed by voluntary managed hospice providers, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to flu;
  • Health and social care workers employed through Direct Payments (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants, to deliver domiciliary care to patients and service users.

All these three groups are eligible for a flu vaccine which can be delivered either by an occupational health offer from their employer, through a pharmacy or through their registered GP.  Eligible patients registered with this Practice may book an appointment at one of our upcoming flu clinics by using our online booking form for Eligible Carers and Health and Social Care staff or contact us to make arrangements for this vaccine. 

Flu Clinic Information for Eligible Carers

Online booking form for Carers

As a carer, you may be eligible for a free NHS Flu Vaccine

Anyone who receives a carer's allowance, a part-time carer or the main carer of an older or disabled person, or a young carer, is eligible for a flu vaccine from their registered GP or a pharmacy.

If the carer fails ill, the welfare of the person or persons they look after may be at risk.  Carers must be protected, so they can continue to give care to those they support and stay healthy throughout flu season. 

Eligible carers registered with this Practice may book an appointment at one of our upcoming flu clinics by using our online booking form:>>

https://www.thecranbornepractice.co.uk/flu-vaccination-booking-form-for-eligible-carers-and-health-and-social-care-workers

or contacting us to arrange a vaccine appointment.

 

Eligible patients registered with this Practice may book an appointment at one of our upcoming flu clinics by using our online booking form for Eligible Carers and Health and Social Care staff or contact us to make arrangements for this vaccine. 

Children's Flu Clinic Information

Flu Vaccines for Children

A clinic to administer Children’s Nasal Flu Vaccines will be held as a drive-through at the Lake Road Verwood Surgery on Tuesday 21st September between 4 pm and 5 pm.  

Please contact us to book an appointment.

Parents or guardians may complete the CONSENT TO CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS form online.  Then the Practice team will print it out, and the clinician will review it again with the parent/guardian at the clinic appointment and ask them to sign it before administering the vaccine.

More information on children's flu vaccines can be found by visiting the NHS website page here:>>

Children 2-17 years who are immunosuppressed or live with someone who is immunosuppressed  qualify for a flu vaccine injection instead of the nasal spray.  Please contact us if your child is eligible for us to make arrangements for them to receive this vaccine.

The 2021 Drive Through Flu Clinics

Our Drive Through Clinics

Following the success of our 2020 Winter Flu clinics and the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our patients, these will again take place as drive-through clinics at the Lake Road Verwood surgery site. 

Watch this video to see how they operate and what to expect as a passenger or driver.