In the wake of coronavirus, it is more important than ever to have your flu vaccination.
However, with Covid-19 comes the challenge as to how we vaccinate thousands of Granta patients in a socially-distanced manner, to ensure the safety of our patients, our staff and our local community.
We are running specially adapted flu clinics at all of our surgery sites and have also held "drive-thru flu clinics" at Duxford Imperial War Museum.
Patients eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination include those patients who will be 65 years old before 31st March 2021, and those patients 6 months of age and up to and including 64 years of age if they fall into one or more of the "at risk" groups. Details of the "at risk" groups can be found on our website. If you are unsure if you are eligible for a free vaccination please feel free to ring us and we can let you know.
If you are eligible and have not yet had your vaccination please ring 0300 234 5555 to book an appointment. If there are not appointments available at the time of ringing, your name will be put on a waiting list and you will be called back with an appointment date and time. If you are housebound, separate arrangements will be made for you.
As you will have heard on the news, the government has now extended the flu programme to include everyone 50 years old and over, plus household members of shielded patients. However, NHS England wants us to prioritise the "at risk" patients first, and the new second cohort of patients will be vaccinated towards the end of the year. We will send out further details as soon as we have them.
Children aged 2 years old and 3 years old are automatically eligible to be vaccinated by us. These will be done in our surgeries.
Children from 4 years old to 11 years old will be vaccinated at school, unless they fall into an "at risk" category.
Please note that face to face appointments continue to be by invitation only. Patients should not just turn up at any of the surgery sites
We continue to work hard to keep our patients as safe as possible, along with our staff and our community.
Patient access continues to be by invitation only, following a prior telephone assessment and only when the clinician assesses feels it is clinically necessary. For medication queries or requests please use SystmOnline - to log in please click here. If you do not currently have access to SystmOnline please ring 0300 234 5555 and one of our receptionists will be happy to help you.
For all other medical matters please continue to ring us on 0300 234 5555 or use our non-urgent email service, email@example.com
Some of our patients may be aware that the manufacturer of Priadel (which contains lithium) had planned to discontinue the product in April 2021. These plans have now been paused at the request of the Department of Health and Social Care in order that supply of the drug to patients can be maintained. We will keep you informed of any further updates as they are issued to us.