With Covid and Flu jabs constantly hitting headlines at the moment, it is important that all our patients are clear about what is happening locally and how the latest guidelines affect you as individuals.
As we move through the winter, we will keep you up to date on this site with the latest developments, what we are offering our community at Living Well, and how you can access our seasonal immunisation service.
Covid vaccine, including booster shot eligibility is constantly changing. You can find the latest eligibility guidelines here.
Adult Flu & Covid Vaccine Clinics
This year we are running a combination of weekday and weekend mass vaccination clinics across all our main sites, plus rolling vaccination appointments. All appointments are bookable online, or by calling our reception team. We regularly add appointments so please do check back with us if needed. We are contacting all patients in order of eligibility by text message or letter, please do not call us in advance as we need to keep our phone lines clear so that people with urgent healthcare needs can get through. You will receive your vaccine. If you believe you should have received an invite but haven’t please send us an eConsult and our team will review your case and book you in.
Our covid booster clinics are being run alongside all the other care and services we provide. As such we have carefully planned the timetable for the clinics to minimise disruption of non-vaccine care.
The following vaccine clinics are scheduled:
Tuesday 7th December – Weston Lane
Thursday 16th December 08:00-17:30 – Bitterne Park
Friday 17th December 08:00-17:30 – St Luke’s
Saturday 18th December 08:00-15:00 – Weston Lane
Tuesday 21st December – 08:00-17:30 – Ladies Walk
Friday 7th January – 08:30-17:30 – Ladies Walk
Saturday 8th January – 08:30-13:00 – Weston Lane
Flu vaccines are also available at all our Covid booster clinics. Check the government’s latest guide to flu vaccine eligibility to check your eligibility.
Invites for boosters from NHS England entitle you to book via the National Booking Service, you will need to wait for an invite from the surgery to book with us.
Vaccine eligibility queries
If you have checked online for the latest information and believe that you are eligible for a winter vaccine but have not received an invitation to book, or you believe your invite was in error, please complete an eConsult.
Pre-school children aged two or over and other eligible children will be offered their flu immunisations during usual surgery opening hours. Appointments for this are now available, please call us to book an appointment with our fully qualified child immunisation nurses.
All children who are in school will be offered a vaccine from the school nursing team, which is arranged directly through them and not the surgery. You will receive information about this from your child’s school. If your child misses their vaccine please ask your school for your school nurse contact number, call them and ask to be booked into a catch up clinic. We are unable to do this on your behalf.