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Flu Vaccination

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk from flu and its complications.

In line with NHS England guidance this year we are administering flu vaccinations in strict phases based on at risk groups.

The ‘at risk’ Groups are:-

  • patients who are at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • adults 65 and over
  • people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • pregnant women
  • carers
  • people living with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
  • children in primary school
  • children in year 7 (secondary school)
  • frontline health or social care workers

If you are in one of the above groups you will receive either a phone call, letter or text message informing you how to book in for your vaccination

 

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

For more information on the Flu Vaccination please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

HOLLYBUSH HEALTH CENTRE

Due to the current situation around Covid-19 we have today taken the decision to reduce the level of service we provide at Hollybush Health Centre. From Monday (13th April) until further notice we will have a Doctor, Nurse and Healthcare assistant available on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8.30am and 12.30pm for those who are unable to be seen at the 77 Thorne Road site.  You can still contact the Practice Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm by telephone using the usual number (890440) but your calls will be answered by the 77 Thorne Road site, you can contact the Thorne Road site directly on 361318.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

For general information on coronavirus please use this url:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone through e-consultation or video consultation unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.

 

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