Immuno Suppressed Patients 4th doses
Patients identified as requiring a 4th dose COVID vaccination will be contacted by the practice and can book their appointments for vaccination 91 days ( 3months ) after the 3rd dose via the below links. These are ONLY for patients who have received confirmation via text, email or letter that a 4th Booster dose is required.
Princess Royal Hospital - Fracture Clinic. | Scheduling and Booking Website (nhsbookings.com)
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital | Scheduling and Booking Website (nhsbookings.com)
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust | Scheduling and Booking Website (nhsbookings.com)
Coral House | Scheduling and Booking Website (nhsbookings.com)
The number for bookings to call if any issues is : 01691 404128 (Monday-Saturday 09.00-17.00)
FLU /Covid Booster Clinics 2021
This year flu vaccinations and Covid-19 booster vaccinations will be delivered as a combined program by the Shrewsbury Primary Care Network and will take place at Severn Fields Health Village for all qualifying patients.
All qualifying patients will soon be invited to book an appointment or be contacted with an appointment for vaccination.
Please do not contact the practice as you will be contacted directly as soon as further updates are available.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR A FLU JAB?
Flu can affect anyone but if you have a long-term health condition the effects of flu can make it worse even if the condition is well managed and you normally feel well. You should have the free flu vaccine if you are:
- Frontline health and social care workers
- Aged 65 or Over
Or have a long term condition such as:
- Heart problem
- Chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
- Kidney disease
- Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
- Liver disease
- Had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
- Neurological condition, eg multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy
- Learning disability
- Problem with your spleen, eg sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR 16 AND 17 YEAR OLDS
Age 16 or 17? You can now have your COVID vaccination. You can do this by attending a walk in clinic, details below:
Please do not try and book through the practice, we cannot book COVID vaccination appointments for you. The national online booking service will only allow you to book if you are within 3 months of your 18th birthday, so please attend a walk in clinic if you are 16 or 17.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR FREE FLU VACCINATION?
Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.
Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week.
However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:
- anyone aged 65 and over
- pregnant women
- children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)
- children and adults with weakened immune systems
Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it's recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.
We aim to further extend the vaccine programme in November and December to include the 50-64 year old age group subject to vaccine supply.
For 2021, there are 3 types of flu vaccine:
- a live quadrivalent vaccine (which protects against 4 strains of flu), given as a nasal spray. This is for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years eligible for the flu vaccine
- a quadrivalent injected vaccine. This is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at increased risk from flu because of a long-term health condition and for children 6 months and above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live vaccine
- a trivalent injected vaccine. This is for people aged 65 and over as it has been shown to be more effective in this age group
65 and overs and the flu vaccine
You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2021/21) if you will be aged 65 and over on March 31 2021 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1957. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2022, you do qualify.