Billinghay Medical Practice

Billinghay Medical Practice

39 High Street, Billinghay, Lincoln, LN4 4AU

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Telephone: 01526 860490

Out of Hours: 111
Email: swlccg.c83030@nhs.net

Flu Vaccination 2020

Last Updated: 13 December 2020.

 

Billinghay Medical Practice Flu Clinics 2020

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE MESSAGE – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please see below our plan as of 13 December 2020 which is subject to change at short notice.

We will post on this page details of any future Flu clinics.

If you are over 50 or 18 – 64 in a clinical ‘at risk’ group, and have missed the clinics so far (and want to be vaccinated), please contact Reception who will make you an appointment.

DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU (OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD) HAS CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS – GET A TEST

  • COHORT 1 – Patients aged 65 and over

Next Clinic date / Time – Booking now, please contact Reception for an appointment.

  • COHORT 2 – Patients aged 18 to 64 at Risk (i.e. with a Chronic Health Condition)

Next Clinic date / Time – Booking now, please contact Reception for an appointment.

  • COHORT 3 – Children

Next Clinic date / Time – Booking now, please contact Reception for an appointment.

  • COHORT 4 – Patients aged 50 to 64 (without a Chronic Health Condition)

Next Clinic date / Time – Booking now, please contact Reception for an appointment.

PLEASE arrive promptly for your appointment to ensure we only have a manageable amount of patients waiting at any time. You will be directed to the correct entrance on arrival.
 
PLEASE BRING A FACE COVERING AS YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE PRACTICE WITHOUT ONE.
 
This year, we have been asked by NHS England to gather information about patient’s Ethnicity during Flu clinic appointments and add to the patient record where it has not previously provided.
 
Billinghay Medical Practice

Vaccines

As MANDATED by the NHS, we will be using two types of vaccine in our flu vaccination programme this year.

  • Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine (aTIV) – people aged 65 and over.
  • Quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) – people aged 18 to 64 years who are in a clinical risk group and the extended cohort for Coronavirus (all patients aged over-50-64, people shielding and those who live with them).

Self-Help

You can often treat the flu without seeing your GP and should begin to feel better in about a week.

Check if you have flu

Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include:

  • a sudden fever – a temperature of 38C or above
  • aching body
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • dry, chesty cough
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • difficulty sleeping
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea or tummy pain
  • nausea and being sick
  • The symptoms are similar for children, but they can also get pain in their ear and appear less active.

For more details please see NHS Choices – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/