Billinghay Medical Practice

39 High Street, Billinghay, Lincoln, LN4 4AU

Telephone: 01526 860490

licb.c83030@nhs.net

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Flu Vaccination 2023

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE MESSAGE – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please see below our plan as of 1 September 2023 which is subject to change at short notice.

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

As you will appreciate, this year will again be an extremely challenging campaign to ensure as many of our patients are vaccinated as early as possible, whilst continuing to minimise the risk of COVID-19 for your (and our) safety.

This year, initial invites will be sent by SMS text to the mobile number we have on record.  With the text will be a link to self-book  your appointment.  It is quick and easy to book, just follow the simple instructions in the text.

TEXTS WILL BE SENT APPROXIMATELY 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE CLINIC DATE(S)

The dates are staggered to reflect the delivery schedules of the vaccine and priority as set out by NHS England.

  • Over 65s – Vaccines will be available from September 2023 (and the months following until March 2024) – First Provisional date is 23rd September 2022 subject to confirmation of vaccine delivery.
  • 18-64s at risk – Vaccines will be available from September 2023 (and the months following until March 2024) – First Provisional date is 23rd September 2023 subject to confirmation of vaccine delivery.
  • Children – Vaccines will be available from October 2023 (and the months following until March 2024)

DONT HAVE A SMART PHONE?  DON’T WORRY, RECEPTION WILL STILL BE ABLE TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR YOU ONCE THE TEXTS HAVE BEEN SENT

Please ensure your contact details are up to date and you can receive SMS text alerts.  More details will be publicised on our website and Facebook page.

 

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.

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/

Opening Times

  • Monday
    07:15am to 06:30pm
    Dispensary opens at 8:30 and closes at 18:00. Enhanced access from 07:15 until 08:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    Dispensary opens at 8:30 and closes at 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    Dispensary opens at 8:30 and closes at 18:00.
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    Dispensary opens at 8:30 and closes at 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    Dispensary opens at 8:30 and closes at 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
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