Flu Clinics

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • are a carer
  • or have a serious long-term health condition, including:
    • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma
    • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
    • chronic kidney disease
    • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
    • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
    • diabetes
    • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
    • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS
    • being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
  • eligible children who are aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2019 – that is, children born between September 1 2015 and August 31 2017
  • Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2019.
  • Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school

Our Flu Clinics can now be booked.

Flu clinic times (65+ years only):

  • Tuesday pm Benhill Bookable in advance
  • Thursday pm Benhill Bookable in advance
  • Tuesday lunchtime Belmont Bookable in advance
  • Wednesday pm Belmont Bookable in advance
  • Children 2/3 years of age can be booked into a nurse appointment

All Patients (65, under 65 at risk, children):

  • Saturday 19th October Benhill Walk-in
  • Saturday 2nd November Belmont Walk-in

Extended Hours Clinics:

  • Monday 11th November Benhill Walk in with the Nurse (everyone) & Prebookable with HCA (adults only)
  • Tuesday 12th November Belmont Walk in with the Nurse (everyone) & Prebookable with HCA (adults only)
  • Monday 25th November Benhill Walk in with the Nurse (everyone) & Prebookable with HCA (adults only)
  • Tuesday 26th November Belmont Walk in with the Nurse (everyone) & Prebookable with HCA (adults only)

If you have any questions please contact the surgery.