Information relating to Fluenz appointment booking (for children aged 2-3 who have received an invitation)

The Department of Health are recommending again this year, the seasonal influenza programme is extended to all children aged 2 and 3 years old (not under 2 or over 3 years, born on or after 01/09/2017, to, on or before 31/08/2019).  Children of different age groups may be eligible to receive the vaccination in due course and will be delivered in schools by School Nurses.

We are providing this vaccination by appointment only. Please use the MyGP or NHS App to search and book a 'Fluenz Invited 2 and 3 Year Olds ONLY' appointment for your child in the designated clinics.

- Please minimise the number of those attending the Practice (one parent with child/children).
- Please cancel your appointment if you, your child or any member of your household or bubble feel unwell on the appointment day.
- Adults must wear a face covering in the Practice.
- Access to the Practice is via the car park entrance.
- Please only come to the Practice just prior to the appointment time to minimize the number waiting in the Practice.

Due to Coronavirus and the Winter Flu Season, it is more important than ever to have your child vaccinated. This childhood influenza programme is using the vaccine Fluenz, which is administered as a nasal spray. It is hoped this will lower the impact of influenza on young children and lower transmission to older children, adults and those in clinical risk groups at any age. Fluenz is a live vaccine, so is not suitable if your child has an egg allergy.
If your child has an egg allergy, an alternative to Fluenz can be arranged, however, you will need to let us know this, to enable us to order it. Please call the Practice on 01622754898 if this is the case.

To ensure speedy throughput, the Nurses will not be available for consultation or medication requests during the vaccination appointment. They will not be able to offer the vaccination to siblings who will be eligible later in the year under the School Vaccination Programme.

Car parking at the Practice is restricted. Please only bring your car if absolutely necessary as the car park may be busy.

If you do not wish for your child to receive the flu vaccine, please email to advise us.