The below groups will be eligible for a flu vaccine from 1 September 2023 at the surgery:
- those aged 65 years and over
- those aged under 65 years in clinical risk groups
- pregnant women
- all children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023
Please see the following information about Central Surgery’s Flu Programme 2023
Flu clinics will start week commencing 11th September 2023 onwards
Invitations for eligible patients will be sent out via SMS text message to book your own flu appointment. You can then book an appointment at a date/time convenient for you
If you are not set up for the SMS text messaging service and you are eligible, you can:
- Call the surgery on 01279 603 180 (after 12 noon) to book your flu vaccination.
- If you are over the age of 65 you can book via patient online access
- If we have not heard from you, we will send reminder/invitation letter
- You can register for SMS text messaging service via our website www.centralsurgerysawbo.nhs.uk/your-record/keep-us-up-to-date/communication-consent
If you would like to decline the flu vaccination you can complete the slip at the bottom of this flyer and return to the practice. Or alternatively can complete this online form www.centralsurgerysawbo.nhs.uk/your-record/keep-us-up-to-date/decline-the-influenza-vaccination
Please note the flu vaccine has to be declined every year or we will continue to invite you
Housebound visits will be organised by the Community Nursing Teams and will only be for those registered as housebound
If you have not received an invitation but believe you are eligible, please contact the surgery on 01279 603 180 (after 12noon).
- Flu clinics will be hosted at Central Surgery, Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 9AQ
- When you come in for your appointment please remove jackets and jumpers to avoid delays
- Please do not attend the practice if you have tested positive for COVID19 please rebook your appointment once negative
Please note we do not book COVID booster vaccines at the surgery. To check your eligibility and to book your vaccine you will need to go through the National Booking Service. Please visit the websites below to check when clinics are available, or you can alternatively call 119.
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