The Albany Practice

Brentford Health Centre, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, TW8 8DS

Tel: 020 8630 3838

Telephone: 020 8630 3838

Out of hours: NHS 111

NHS 111

Flu Vaccinations 2020

Please telephone Reception any week day from 28th September onwards to book your flu vaccination

Tel:  0208 630 3838

If you can, please telephone after 11am when the phone lines are usually less busy.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:

  • adults 65 and over (including anyone who will be 65 by the 31st March 2021)
  • people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • pregnant women
  • CARERS – including people living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • children in primary school (note: these vaccines are available via the school ONLY)
  • children in year 7 (secondary school) (note: these vaccines are available via the school ONLY)
  • frontline health or social care workers

I am aged 50-64, am I also now eligible?

 

  • Later in the year, the flu vaccine is expected to be able to be given to people aged 50 to 64.
  • More information will be available to the 50-64 ‘newly eligible’ patients later in the autumn and until then Flu appointments are only being opened up to be booked by those patients who were already eligible. We have to prioritise vaccine stock for the most vulnerable patients first.
  • If you’re aged 50 to 64 but also in another at-risk group, you should book for your flu vaccine and not wait (bookings start from 1st October 2020).
  • If you’re aged 50 to 64 and were not already in an at risk group, please ensure the practice has a correct mobile number for you, as details will be sent by text about the availability of additional vaccines later in the season.
  • Patients under 65 on the High Risk Registers will be invited as soon as we have delivery of the appropriate vaccines.

How to decline:

 

  • If you already know that you don’t want a flu vaccine at all please call to tell us. You could also email to decline if that’s easier so that your vaccine can be offered to someone else who needs it: This year more than ever, this is very important as vaccines supplies are expected to be in extremely high demand.