If you have received a letter form the practice advising that you are eligible for the Flu vaccine and would like to request an appointment please call the Practice on 01723 506706, the phone lines are busiest between 08:30 and 11:00 please call any day after 11am.
NHS England wrote to GPs, to confirm that the most effective flu vaccines for the population should be ordered for the 2018/19 flu season. The Department of Health recommends that you receive this important vaccination and as a Practice we strongly support this recommendation.
Based on the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) Hackness Road Surgery offer:
- the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) for all 65s and over. This is the most effective vaccine currently available for this group. This reflects current JCVI advice and Green Book guidance published in December 2017 by Public Health England (PHE).
- the quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) for 18 – under 65s at risk. NHS England has recommended that adults aged 18 to under 65 in clinical at-risk groups are offered the quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) which protects against four strains of flu. This reflects current JCVI advice and Green Book guidance that was updated in October 2017 on the basis of cost-effectiveness data produced by PHE.
If you do not wish to receive the vaccine please contact the Practice so your medical record can be coded as Influenza vaccine declined; this will prevent the practice sending you any further communications regarding the Flu vaccine.