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 Holt Medical Practice

SEASONAL FLU VACCINATIONS 2017 -*** BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW ***

 

These are available free of charge for the following groups of patients;

  • Patients aged 65 years and over;
  • Children aged 2 and 3 years at 1st September 2017 (usually given as a nasal spray);
AND
  • Patients under 65 years of age in certain clinical at risk groups (such as pregnant women and patients with certain respiratory conditions such as COPD).  
To view the full list of "at risk" groups, click on this link- eligible for seasonal flu vaccination government list. 

The seasonal flu vaccination is also available to patients of any age who are:

Carers of older or disabled patients, Healthcare workers and patients living in long-stay residential care homes.

 

The surgery will contact all patients 65 years and over and all patients under 65 years old who fall into one of the above clinical risk groups, reminding them of the need to be vaccinated.  

 

Our FLU CLINICS for all patients entitled to a free jab (except children, who will be seen in separate clinics) will be held from October onwards.  Appointment slots will be available to book from August 2017 onwards.

 

HOLT Surgery

MELTON Surgery

BLAKENEY Surgery

Sat 14th October   

Thurs 12th October

Thurs 19th October

    

PLEASE NOTE - THERE WILL BE ONE MAIN CLINIC AT each surgery, where we will provide the majority of appointments for eligible patients.  

However if these clinic dates are not convenient for you, we will be able to offer alternative dates later in the season.

 

Each patient gets an individual appointment time! To book your slot, please contact the surgery - from August onwards (after 11:30 in the morning, when the telephone lines are less busy) on 01263 712461 or pop into any of our surgeries. Booking is essential

 

If you do not receive a text or letter, your records indicate that you are not eligible for a free vaccination.   Even if you have had a flu jab previously, unless you meet this year's criteria you may not be entitled to a free jab.

 

Our Pharmacy will have a limited number of private flu vaccinations available for patients who wish to be vaccinated but do not qualify for a free vaccination. . There is no need to book, there is free parking, just turn up and ask for the flu jab. The Kelling Pharmacy stocks will be administered on first come first served basis after 23rd October 2017.

 

 

SHINGLES VACCINATIONS 2017

 

These are available, free of charge, for the following patients (Who have not previously had a shingles vaccination);

  • Patients aged 70 years - And anyone older but born after 1.9.1942 who has missed the vaccine
  • Patients aged 78 years - And anyone 78 or 79 years old who has missed the vaccine, should have it before thier 80th birthday (Patients who were eligible in previous years' vaccination programmes remain eligible until their 80th birthday).

The vaccination can be given throughout the year, but this is dependent on vaccine availability and supply.  

The majority of the vaccinations will be available during the Seasonal Vaccination programme alongside the Flu vaccinations.

 

The Surgery will write to all eligible patients inviting them to have their shingles vaccination in special clinics. Where clinically appropriate, these patients will also be able to have their flu vaccination at the same time (one vaccination in each arm).   Click here to view PHE Poster.

 

 MELTON Surgery

HOLT Surgery

HOLT Surgery

Thursday 2nd November   

Tuesday 7th November

Tuesday 14th November

    

Further dates to follow.

 

We can provide private shingles vaccinations for patients who do not qualify for a free vaccination. The estimated cost will be £140.00 per vaccine and payment will be required in full, prior to vaccination. Enquiries about private shingles vaccinations should be made to the administration department on 01263 714331.

 

 

 

PNEUMONIA VACCINATIONS 2017

 

These are available free of charge for the following groups of patients;

  • Patients aged 65 years and over.
  • Patients under 65 years of age in certain clinical at risk groups (such as patients with certain respiratory conditions e.g.COPD and Heart disease).
To view the full list of "at risk" groups, click on this link - eligible for pneumonia vaccination government list.

The pneumococcal vaccine protect against pneumococcal infections caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumonia.  It particularly affects the very young, the elderly and those with impaired immunity or chronic conditions. 

 

Please enquire if you are eligible for this vaccination, it can be given at any time throughout the year and will be administered by a Practice nurse.

 


 

 


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