We are hosting clinics at both Goring and Woodcote Surgeries over the coming weeks to offer eligible patients both their flu and COVID booster vaccines.
We will be visiting all our care homes and housebound patients by arrangement with them directly.
We are again being supported by our team of wonderful volunteers – thank you to everyone for your ongoing assistance and enthusiasm!
Eligible patients are being invited via text message or phone call to book in for these clinics. Eligible patients are also able to book online using Patient Access.
|Saturday 8th October AM||Goring|
|Friday 14th October PM||Woodcote|
|Wednesday 19th October PM||Goring|
|Saturday 22nd October AM||Woodcote|
|Friday 28th October PM||Goring|
|Wednesday 2nd November PM||Woodcote|
|Saturday 5th November AM||Goring|
|Friday 11th November PM||Woodcote|
|Wednesday 16th November PM||Goring|
|Saturday 19th November AM||Woodcote|
Who can have a seasonal COVID booster?
You can have a seasonal booster dose (autumn booster) of the COVID-19 vaccine if you are:
- aged 65 or over
- aged 5 and over and at high risk due to a health condition
- aged 5 and over and at high risk because of a weakened immune system
- aged 5 and over and live with someone who has a weakened immune system
- aged 16 and over and a carer, either paid or unpaid
- living or working in a care home for older people
- a frontline health and social care worker
Currently certain people are being prioritised for getting a seasonal booster. Others, including those aged 50 to 64 who are not at higher risk, will be able to get it later in the autumn 2022.
We are only receiving deliveries of vaccines suitable for patients over 18. Eligible patients under 18 will have to book to have their vaccines at walk in or mass vaccine centres
Who can have the flu vaccine?
This year it is more important than ever to get yourself vaccinated against flu. The eligibility criteria has been expanded to include all those over the age of 50 and everyone in an ‘at risk’ category.
The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to people who:
- are 50 and over (including those will be 50 by 31 March 2022)
- have certain medical conditions
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- those who are main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who is immunocompromised
- frontline health or social care workers
Click here for more information about the NHS Flu Campaign