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Flu Vaccinations 2021

Flu Vaccinations – October 2022

This year we have to factor social distancing into our Flu Vaccination schedule and so we are introducing revised systems to keep all patients and staff safe. Flu drop in days will be in October – we will not be offering appointments.

Clinic Session at the Surgery

Please ensure you adhere to the following guidelines.

  • At the Open Days, please follow the instructions for queuing.  The queue will be controlled to ensure social distancing.  If you are in a wheelchair or have very limited mobility, please make yourself known to the queue marshal who will be wearing a luminous yellow jacket or one of the Reception Team wearing navy blouses.
  • You may be waiting outside for a period of time so please be prepared for bad weather or remain in your car and come to the front door as the queue allows.
  • Please heed the instructions of the staff who are supervising the patient flow – they are there for you/your family’s safety and for the safety of the Surgery team.
  • Please wear suitable clothing so that the Nurse/Doctor can administer the vaccination easily to your upper arm.
  • There will be a one-way system.  Entry to the surgery will be by the front door and exit by the back door.  For those patients with a disability please ring the intercom doorbell and we will attend to you.
  • Please do not attend if you or any members of your household have symptoms of Coronavirus or if you have been told to isolate (e.g. high temperature, continuous cough, loss of taste or smell) or you have just returned from abroad.
  • Please come on your own unless accompanied by a carer. Please do not bring any children with you.
  • Please wear a face covering.  If you are exempt from wearing a mask, please wear a visor or let us know so we can take any necessary precautions.

Home Visits

Home visits are available – for medically housebound patients only – upon request.  Please contact the Surgery to have your name added to the home visit list.

How to Decline

If you are in an eligible group but have decided that you do not wish to receive a Flu Vaccination, please contact the Surgery, either by email at
Watlington-chalgrovesurgeries@nhs.net or telephone on 01865 890760.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am aged 50-64, am I also now eligible?  Yes. If you’re aged 50 to 64, you should attend a Flu Open Day

I am almost 65, am I eligible now?  Yes.  As with previous years, anyone who will be 65 years old by the 31st March 2022 will be entitled to receive a flu vaccine from the 65+ supply even before they physically turn 65.

Can I pay for a Flu Vaccination as I do not qualify for a free one?  Anyone can receive a paid for vaccination regardless of whether they qualify for a free one or not.  This facility is available at many pharmacies, but not via the Practice.

Will the Flu Vaccine protect me against Coronavirus?  The Flu Vaccinations will only offer protection against the normal annual flu strains.  If and when a specific Coronavirus vaccine becomes available in the future, we will issue further details when that happens.