Flu Season 2020
Dear Millbrook Surgery Patients,
We are actively in the process of planning our flu clinics for 2020 as you can appreciate things are much more complex this year due to PPE and social distancing guidelines. We are also still waiting for confirmation on the delivery dates for our vaccines. Once we have all of this information and our clinic dates scheduled we will contact you to book you in for your flu vaccination.
Here is the eligibility criteria for a flu vaccination:
- Children aged 2 – 3 on 31 August 2020 (children 4 – 10 will be vaccinated at school)
- Those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
- Including: Asthma, COPD, Chronic Heart Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Liver Disease, Chronic Neurological Conditions, Learning Disability, Diabetes, problems with your spleen, weakened immune system, BMI of 40 and above
- pregnant women
- Those aged 65 years and over
- Those in long-stay residential care homes
- Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
- Health and social care staff employed by a registered residential Care/nursing home, registered domiciliary care provider, or a voluntary managed hospice provider.
50 – 64 year olds
The aim of Public Health England is to extend the vaccine programme in November and December to include 50-64 year olds. The guidance we have received at present is that this is subject to vaccine supply and that we will receive further information on if / how we can access additional vaccines so that we can provide vaccinations for this group. Please note, if you are in this age group and you also meet one of the above at risk criteria you will be offered a vaccine as part of our normal flu programme. Once we have further information on this extension we will contact you to book you an appointment. Please keep an eye on our website or Facebook group for updates.
We have not had any information or guidance on whether a covid-19 vaccination will be available, please do not call the surgery to ask us because unfortunately at the moment the answer is we simply do not know. If and when we receive any guidance we will update you accordingly.