Flu Vaccine Clinics Update
Updated: 14th September 2021
We are pleased to let you know that we are now able to start booking some flu vaccine appointments. Our vaccines are coming in slowly and in small amounts and so please bear with us.
In the coming weeks we can book flu vaccine appointments for those patients who are currently aged 63 and 64. While we wait for stock we will work our way down the age groups. Appointments can be booked via reception if you are in this age group.
Over 65s vaccine is expected next week and so please keep an eye on this page for updates.
Thank you for your continued support.
Children’s Flu Vaccine Clinics
Updated: 6th September 2021
We are happy to be able to start booking the children’s flu vaccine clinics, as we have now received stock of the nasal vaccine.
We can take bookings for these clinics for children aged 2 and 3 and so if your child was born on or between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2019 – we can offer a nasal flu vaccine.
Additionally please book an appointment if your child falls into one of the at risk groups as detailed in the article via the web link below aged up to 17 at the time of vaccination. This is for children who are under 18 (not 18) and in an at-risk group only.
Our clinics will be running from this Saturday and on most weekday mornings – please ring for an appointment and you will be advised which site to attend. These will be given in The Swan surgery premises not at the community centre.
As you will be aware the adult flu vaccine stocks are delayed and we do not as yet have a date for these clinics, we are also still awaiting guidance on COVID Boosters.
Covid-19 Booster Vaccination
Updated: 3rd September 2021
We are aware of the recent media messages around a booster programme for COVID vaccines. The link below gives more information on the relevant cohorts, HOWEVER, we have not as yet received full guidance and we are still planning for delivery of this programme when more information is available. This is likely to be October onwards. Please be assured we will communicate with you and invite patients appropriately when the time comes.
We feel we are well practised and ready to mobilise at short notice, when the vaccine and guidance lands!
Covid-19 Vaccination Update
Updated: 20th August 2021
COVID Vaccines for young people aged 12-15 years
The guidance has now been updated and recommends that certain young people aged 12-15 years are offered COVID vaccinations. These conditions are:
- Types of immune deficiency and / or on drugs that suppress the immune system
- Those children living with family members who are immunosuppressed
- Those with significant learning disabilities
- Those with epilepsy or a severe neuro-disabilities
- Those with Downs Syndrome
If you believe your child is in the cohort as described please check the guidance and if you need to email us on email@example.com for more information.
The numbers for the 12-15 year old cohort are very small across Bucks and so there are only a few clinics running – details are below..
You will need the NHS number and Date of Birth and the reason the child is eligible.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you a text / letter with this information.
Clinics requiring you to telephone to make an appointment:
Water Eaton Health Centre, Milton Keynes MK2 3HN Telephone 01908 752958
Westcroft Health Centre, Milton Keynes MK4 4EN Telephone 01908 866668
COVID Vaccines for young people age 16-17
JCVI has updated it’s guidance and now recommends that young people age 16-17 should be offered 1 dose of COVID vaccination. The letters have been posted centrally and detail how to book the vaccine.
COVID Booster Programme & Season Influenza
We plan to provide the COVID Booster and the influenza vaccines together this autumn. There is still uncertainty around
- Type of vaccine that is being recommended
- Eligible cohorts – we think they will be similar to the flu cohorts
- Delivery dates for both vaccines - we expect this to be late September
- Co-administration - can they be given together – awaiting JCVI decision
We will aim to work collaboratively with Jardines Pharmacy and we are discussing models of delivery with them, sharing workforce and making the clinics efficient for our population, whilst still sustaining a GP service over what is expected to be a pressured winter.
There will be more information and invitations sent out soon – please do not call us regarding this – we will not be able to book until we have more information.
8th July 2021
The Government has confirmed that no Covishield vaccines have been administered in the UK and that all AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK appear on the NHS COVID Pass as Vaxzevria. The NHS COVID Pass is the digital version of individuals’ proof of COVID-19 vaccine status, which has been available for international travel since May. The European Medicines Agency has authorised this vaccine and the Government is confident that travel will not be affected. The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate is currently for EU citizens only, or third country nationals legally staying or resident in the EU.
For any enquiries about COVID vaccination certification, we are unable to issue these at the practice.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions. Alternatively if you already have Patient Access this information is available there too.
The NHSapp can be downloaded from;
Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine; the letter may take up to 5 days to reach you.
If you have had a vaccine outside of England (including; Wales, Scotland or Ireland) your vaccines will not currently appear on the NHS App Covid passport as they do not transfer to NIMS (the National Immunisation Management System). In this instance, please supply us with the details of your vaccinations so we can update your records here with us. We will then be able to provide you with a letter confirming your vaccination status for the purpose of travel if needed.