Grove Medical Practice's Winter Flu campaign commences in September.
Invitation letters will be posted to those who are eligible to receive free annual vaccinations; if you have not received yours call the Practice.
There are four general categories of eligible patients with some patients crossing over into two or even three of the four; these are:
- Young children; vaccinations for children are facilitated by both school nursing staff and GP surgeries. We will send out invitations for the age groups that we vaccinate along with those under 18's who have underlying medical conditions. Children are offered a nasal spray, not an injection, and these usually arrive in October.
- Everyone over the age of 65. (Vaccines being delivered during September, October and November)
- People with caring responsibilities; if you either are for someone or have someone care for you please encourage the Carer to notify their GP.
- Patients who live with certain long term conditions. Patients medical records contain the information needed to allow GPs to identify them and offer the invitations.
We live in a connected society and NHS England makes great efforts to support GP's in identifying those most at risk; further information can be found from links on this page.
Annual flu programme