Flu Clinics at Rothschild Group

During the upcoming unprecedented flu season we will have up to 20,000 patients eligible for the flu vaccine this year.  With the need for added social distancing limitations we ask you to be patient and work with us through this challenging time.

All patients aged 65 and over will be able to book for their flu vaccine from Saturday 19th September.

Due to delays in deliveries all patient under 65 and in an ’At Risk’ group will be able to book their appointments after the later date of 2nd October.

At Risk group includes

  • Patients aged 65 years and older
  • Patients aged 6 months – under 65 in a clinical at risk group, such as:
  • Chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
  • Chronic liver disease chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease,
  • Learning disability
  • Diabetes
  • Splenic dysfunction or asplenia
  • A weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
  • Morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)
  • All pregnant women
  • Household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List, or of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded patient on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
  • People living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities
  • Registered carers of older or disabled persons whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill

Please take note of the date relevant to you as we anticipate our phone lines across sites to be busy during this time. It will help us to reduce the waiting times if you call to make your appointments from the correct date.

Furthermore, this year the NHS plan to further extend the vaccine programme in November and December to include the 50-64-year old age group subject to vaccine supply.  Again we ask that you please do not call to book an appointment until you have received an invitation to do so.

Due to covid19 there will be a number of changes this year to the way our clinics run. The following measures will be in place:

  • Allocated time slots for Shielded patients at the beginning of each clinic
  • We ask that you attend promptly at your appointment time, however, please do not arrive more than 5 minute’s early
  • Social distancing must take place at all times (>2 metres)
  • A one way system will operate throughout each site at every clinic with marshals assisting
  • To enable social distancing we will be holding some of our flu clinic in off-site locations.

For a smooth running clinic we ask that you

Wear a face covering

  • Attend on your own unless with a carer
  • Please do not bring children to the surgery unless it is for their nasal flu appointment
  • Do not wear long sleeves and have your arm ready prior to being called forward for your vaccination
  • We are only vaccinating for flu, there will not be time for any other issues

Markyate Surgery clinics to be held at Markyate Village Hall on

  • Tuesday 29th September 08:30 -18:00 – Over 65’s ONLY
  • Tuesday 13th October 08:30 -18:00 – At Risk & Over 65’s

Berkahmsted Surgery clinics to be held at Berkhamsted Cricket Club on

  • Saturday 3rd October 08:30 – 16:00 – Over 65’s ONLY
  • Saturday 10th October 08:30 – 16:00  – At Risk & Over 65’s
  • Saturday 31st October 08:30 – 16:00 – At Risk & Over 65’s

The New Surgery clinics to be held at the surgery on

  • Thursday 24th September 15:00 – 18:00 – Over 65’s ONLY
  • Wednesday 30th September 15:00 – 18:00 – Over 65’s ONLY
  • Monday 5th October 15:00 – 18:00 – At Risk & Over 65’s
  • Wednesday 14th October 15:00 – 18:00 – At Risk & Over 65’s
  • Tuesday 20th October 15:00 – 18:00 – At Risk & Over 65’s
  • Tuesday 27th October 15:00 – 18:00 – At Risk & Over 65’s

 Rothschild House & Pitstone clinics to be held at the surgeries on

  • Saturday 19th September at Rothschild House 08:30 – 16:00 – Over 65’s ONLY
  • Saturday 26th September at Rothschild House 08:30 – 16:00 – Over 65’s ONLY
  • Friday 2nd October at Pitstone 14:00 – 18:00 – Over 65’s ONLY
  • Friday 16th October at Pitstone 14:00 – 18:00 – At Risk & Over 65’s
  • Saturday 17th October at Rothschild House 08:30 – 16:00 – At Risk & Over 65’s
  • Friday 23rd October at Pitstone 14:00 – 18:00 – At Risk & Over 65’s
  • Saturday 24th October at Rothschild House 08:30 – 16:00 – At Risk & Over 65’s
  • Friday 30th October at Pitstone 14:00 – 18:00 – At Risk & Over 65’s