Flu Vaccinations 2020

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic and the need to protect our patients appropriately we are going to have to organise the clinics a bit different this year.

We will be contacting the most vulnerable patients who need a pneumococcal vaccination as well as a flu vaccination and inviting them in to specific clinics at North Carlisle Medical Centre where we can be assured of the appropriate social distancing.

All our housebound patients and those who are in care homes will be visited by our Frailty Team to be given their flu vaccination, our team of nurses will contact you.

Drive-Thru Flu

The Practice is also organising two large “Drive-Thru” vaccination clinics at Carlisle Airport, CA6 4NY, in October for those patients that are aged 65+ or have a pre-existing long term medical condition. This is to ensure that we can keep our patients safe and maintain the appropriate safety precautions in the current climate.

If you cannot attend the airport, there is nothing available at the surgery at present. We will re-evaluate the situation after the 17th of October. Alternatively, you can attend your local pharmacy and they will notify us that you've had your flu jab.

The government have advised us that they will be vaccinating all 50 – 64 year olds. We are awaiting further guidance from NHS England as to how this extra flu campaign will be delivered.

Published: Sep 22, 2020