Flu vaccination programme 2021

In light of the risk of flu and Covid-19 continuing to circulate this winter, it is absolutely essential that all vulnerable patients receive a flu vaccination at the earliest opportunity.

Your GP encourages you to receive your vaccination at the Surgery because we want to ensure that you receive the correct type of flu vaccination. This will also enable the clinicians to update your medical records at the time of vaccination.

We have pre-ordered flu vaccinations for our eligible patients as listed below. We have invested in hundreds of extra doses this year. We have scheduled clinics inside and outside of our usual opening hours to accommodate our patients. This will ensure maximum protection within our community.

You can help the surgery to continue to provide valued additional services, for example, phlebotomy, by supporting the Practice flu vaccination programme.

Flu vaccinations will be offered under the NHS flu vaccination programme to the following groups:

  • People aged 50 years or over
  • Those aged from six months to less than 50 years of age, in a clinical risk group, such as those with:
  • Chronic (long term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease
  • Learning disability
  • Diabetes
  • Splenic dysfunction or asplenia
  • A weakened immune system due to disease (HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
  • Morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)
  • All pregnant women
  • Household contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • People living in long-stay residential care homes or other long stay care facilities
  • Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an older or disabled person
  • Health and social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home

Children’s Clinics

Children aged two and three years old on 31st August 2021 will be offered the vaccination in the Practice.

This year, all school children will be offered the vaccination through a school  immunisation service.

Clinic Dates

The following clinics will be pre-bookable only.

Please go on-line to book an appointment slot. If you are not on-line, please speak to one of our Reception team.

  • Saturday 11th September 09:00am – 16:30pm Potton Surgery
  • Wednesday 15th September 13:00pm – 16:30pm Gamlingay Surgery
  • Thursday 16th September 13:00pm-16:30pm Potton Surgery
  • Saturday 18th September 09:00am – 16:30pm Gamlingay Surgery
  • Wednesday 22nd September 13:00pm – 16:30pm Gamlingay Surgery
  • Thursday 23rd September 13:00pm – 16:30pm  Potton Surgery

What to expect upon arrival:

  • As last year, we have put additional measures in place to keep patients safe in our flu clinics. We have carefully planned appointments to minimise waiting times and maintain social distancing. We will be operating a strict one way flow for patients whilst in the building.
  • Please arrive at your specified time slot. Please ensure that you wear a face mask.
  • Please use the hand wash station at the entrance and report to the Reception point where you will be registered.
  • You will be directed to a consulting room to be vaccinated (we will have a number of clinicians on site at each clinic)
  • Once vaccinated, you will be directed to leave the premises at the rear entrance of the surgery.