FLU VACCINES FOR ELIGIBLE ADULTS ARE DUE TO BE DELIVERED ON THURSDAY 6th OCTOBER. PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT ON 0161-773-2483.
CHILDREN AGED 2,3 AND 4 ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO HAVE THE NASAL FLU SPRAY, CONTACT RECEPTION TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.
SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN WILL BE GIVEN THEIR FLU SPRAY IN SCHOOL, IF THE APPOINTMENT IN SCHOOL IS MISSED PLEASE SPEAK TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL ABOUT A CATCH UP SESSION – WE ARE UNABLE TO DO THESE IN SURGERY.
People aged 50 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, those aged 5 years and over in a clinical risk group and health and social care staff will be offered a booster of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine this autumn.
Appointments will be available from the National Booking Service shortly or you can call 01619832300 to book your appointment.
Who is being offered an autumn booster?
COVID-19 is more serious in older people and in people with certain underlying health conditions.
This winter it is expected that many respiratory infections, including COVID-19 and flu may be circulating at high levels – this may put increasing pressure on hospitals and other health care services. For these reasons, people aged 50 years and over, those in care homes, and those aged 5 years and over in clinical risk groups are being offered an autumn booster of COVID-19 vaccine.
A booster will also be offered to front-line health and social care staff, those who care for vulnerable individuals and families of individuals with weakened immune systems.
The autumn booster is being offered to those at high risk of the complications of COVID-19 infection, who may have not been boosted for a few months. As the number of COVID-19 infections increases over the winter, this booster should help to reduce your risk of being admitted to hospital with COVID-19.
The booster may also provide some protection against mild Omicron infection but such protection does not last for long.
Clinics at Prestwich Walk In Centre for October are as follows :
All clinics 8.15am -5.30pm