Flu Clinics 2020

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Our Flu clinics commenced on Tuesday 22nd September for our patients aged over 65.

From 6th October we have been offering flu vaccination to our patient’s over 65 years of age and our patients that have a medical condition that puts them at risk to flu (please note you will receive a letter if you are eligible).  Our Flu clinics run every Tuesday (10am – 7pm) throughout October, November and December.

Please call the reception team on 0207 349 7330 to book an appointment for the Flu Clinic.  We will not be holding walk in clinics this year.

All vulnerable housebound patients will be receiving the vaccination in their homes via the District Nursing team or our Practice team.

All patients that do not usually receive a vaccination for medical reasons and are aged 50-64 years old will be contacted to offer an appointment to have the vaccination at the practice.  NHS England has instructed the practice to commence immunising this age group from 1st December.

We have liaised with the local pharmacies so we can provide you with information on how to obtain a flu vaccination before November or if you are younger and would like to have the flu vaccination this year:

 Flu VaccineBoots – Kings RoadIT LloydMedicine ChestHarleysChelsea PharmacyAstells
Over 65’sBook appointment in storeWill not be offering flu vaccines  Walk inExpected 21/09Expected end of SeptArrived – please contact pharmacy
Under 65’s in an at risk categoryBook appointment in storeWalk inWalk inExpected end of SeptExpected 21/09
Cost of non NHS eligible£14£15£15TBC£20

Eligible patients over the age of 18 can now book a flu vaccination at their local community pharmacy:

Children aged between 2-3 years (on 31st August 2020) will be invited to attend the practice for a Nasal Flu Vaccination from Friday 18th September. Parents will be receiving a letter detailing the process of booking the appointment and attending the appointment shortly.  For children aged 4-11 their school will be offering the flu vaccination. If your school does not offer the flu vaccination or your child missed their vaccination then please contact the school vaccination delivery team on 0203 317 5076 to book an appointment.

The Chelsea Practice team are working hard to ensure all eligible patients can have the flu vaccination either at the practice or at a local pharmacy. Please keep checking our website for further updates.

Top Tips for Winter for those with COPD

The London Respiratory Clinical Network have created a top tips leaflet for COPD patients. It gives you 10 top tips to help stay well in Winter 2020 and signposts you to assistance with food/fuel poverty or depression and loneliness etc. Please follow this link for further details: Top Tips for Winter 2020

Public Health England published a leaflet. Please read the leaflet as it provides reassurance that sufficient supply is available nationally to vaccinate all eligible patients and to explain the different phases of the supply of vaccine and that there are several types of vaccination. – NHS Leaflet