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Flu Vaccination clinics have been running since September.

We have offered vaccinations to all patients aged 65 years and over and have been pleased with the response to our invitations. There are still quite a number of patients who have not yet advised us if they do want the vaccination or not this year. Letting us know makes it far easier for us to know how much additional vaccine we need to source.

We are still booking clinics for all patients aged under 65 years with Chronic Conditions who are considered at risk. Pregnant women and children aged 2 - 3 years. There are several flu vaccines available and patients will be booked for the one that is most effective for their age.

Our last delivery of vaccine for the Under 65 year age group has arrived today and appointments are still available. We would encourage anyone who hasn't yet responded to an invitation, or thinks they are entitled to a vaccination but hasn't received an invitation to contact us as soon as possible.

For those that have received a text invitation who do not wish to be vaccinated this year it is possible to reply to the text message with the word 'decline' and this will opt you out of any further invitations and makes it easier for us to plan clinics.

Face Masks

The wearing of face coverings in shops is now a legal requirement but you should not ask your GP for proof that you are exempt.

Shops and supermarkets will be expected to encourage compliance with the law and can refuse entry and Police have the powers to enforce this law.

Many people may feel uncomfortable at the thought of wearing a face mask but there are good reasons for doing so and people are urged to remember that this will help us to defeat the virus. Face coverings are required not to protect the wearer, but for those they come into close contact with, as many people can be Coronavirus positive but have no symptoms. You could feel fine but pass the virus to someone who may suffer severe health consequences or even die. There are a number of exemptions, but you should not ask your GP for proof you are exempt. This is not a good use of a doctor’s time or NHS resources in the current circumstances. It is up to individuals to demonstrate they have a valid exemption. 

Information on face coverings when to wear one and how to make your own can be found by following the link.



 
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