Vaccinations and Immunisations
Our practice nurses are trained in giving childhood vaccinations, these start from 8 weeks and the schedule can be found here. You will be invited in for your baby’s first injections and the nurse will explain everything and put you at ease. We will explain when the next injections are due and you will be invited in when your child reaches the age of the next vaccinations.
If your child is due/overdue their vaccinations and you would like to arrange an appointment, you can use the prioryCARE form, choose the “Nurse appointment” tile and then click "Child vaccination” and you will be guided through a simple process to request an appointment. You can also call us on 01904 404100.
Some vaccinations e.g. nasal flu will be given in school by the school health nursing team.
Adults are currently offered a one off pneumococcal vaccine at age 65 and a flu vaccine every year from the age of 65 years. Patients are eligible for a shingles vaccine between the ages of 70-80 years. Patients with some long term conditions will be offered flu/pneumococcal and other vaccines before the age of 65 years where appropriate.
Pregnant women will be offered both whooping cough and flu vaccines during their pregnancy.
If you would like to find out if you are due a vaccine then please use the prioryCARE form and choose the “Nurse appointment” tile and then click “Vaccinations (aged 18+)” or call us on 01904 404100.
Eligible patients will be invited for further boosters by post or text.
Children aged 2-3 years (born between 1.9.2018 - 31.8.2020): parent/guardian will receive an invite from us via text or letter. We are sending these in batches so don’t worry if you haven’t received an invite yet, you will be contacted in due course. Those aged 4-18 years will be vaccinated at school.
Adults aged 18 to 64 years with risk factors and/or pregnant will be invited by us via SMS/phone/letter to a Saturday flu clinic on the 22nd of October. Those aged 65 years and over will be invited by us via SMS/phone/letter to a Saturday flu clinic on the 15th of October.
Due to rising flu rates locally, we have added two new dates for flu clinics on 12th and 19th November, eligible patients will be contacted by text or post.
Patients who are coded as housebound or who live in a care home will be vaccinated at home with the support of Nimbuscare.
What if you cannot attend our scheduled vaccination clinics?
- - You can book in with a local community pharmacy
- - Nimbuscare will be running catch-up clinics later in the year (dates yet to be confirmed)
How will patients be invited?
- - Patients with a mobile phone on file will receive a text message with a link to book in
- - Everyone else will receive a phone call or letter invite asking them to book a slot