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Flu Vaccine @ Andover Medical Centre

Flu Vaccine @ Andover Medical Centre

This year the flu jab on the NHS will be offered to the following cohorts of patients;

  • Adults 65 and over
  • Patients with specific medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • Pregnant women
  • Registered patients living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2021
  • Children in primary school
  • Children in year 7 (secondary school)
  • Frontline health or social care workers
  • Adults aged between 50 and 64

We at Andover Medical Centre are preparing for our biggest flu campaign to date! 

I you are eligible for a flu jab, you will receive a SMS text message. If you believe you are eligible for a flu jab and haven't received a text message, please give us a call to enquire regarding an appointment.

PLEASE NOTE – If you have been booked in and arrive late for your appointment, you will not be seen. If you have any Coronavirus symptoms on the day of your appointment, please stay home and inform us in order to re-arrange your appointment.

Easter Bank Holiday Closure 2021 - Friday 2nd April through to Tuesday 6th April 2021

Andover Medical Centre will be closed for the Easter Bank Holidays from Friday 2nd April 2021 through to Tuesday 6th April 2021. Our out of hours services will still be accessible via our normal telephone number (0207 281 6956) between the hours of 8Am and 8PM for the duration of the Easter holidays.

Statement of Prioritisation

Your GP Practice During National Lockdown

Due to the increased pressures the NHS is experiencing as a result of the COVID pandemic, GP practices have been advised to prioritise clinically urgent (High Priority) matters and postpone non-urgent routine work.

The NHS is very busy responding to the coronavirus pandemic and, at certain times, your GP practice may need to prioritise High Risk patients with the most urgent health needs.

  • If you have a health issue that isn't urgent, advice is available on the NHS website www.nhs.uk or NHS app or speak to your local pharmacist.
  • If you have a request which is of an urgent nature, please do not hesitate to contact us. The best way to do this, is via econsult. To access eConsult, please click here.
  • Please continue to attend tests, vaccinations and screening when invited. www.111.nhs.uk is also available 24/7 for urgent health advice or by calling 111, and 999 is for emergencies.

We kindly ask you to take the above into consideration. You may be advised to re-sechdule your consultation or postpone your request if it isn't deemed to be clincally urgent.

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine - information for patients

Following extensive trials, the first safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the UK and is now available to priority groups.

Vaccinations are being delivered according to priority groups.

The Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will be administering the vaccinations. The vaccinations may not take place at your GP practice, but rather a local vaccination service (led by GPs, practice nurses and community pharmacists) who are responsible for delivering the vaccine to people in your community.

When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccination, you will receive an invitation to come forward. This may be via the phone, or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.

We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but we are asking people not to contact us to get an appointment as you will not be able to get one until you are contacted.

Deductions - Patients living outside of our catchment area

Historically, there have been some patients who have changed address and have been residing outside of our catchment area, but have remained registered at Andover Medical Centre. In order to provide the best care possible, in the interest of all of our patients and community and as a matter of clincal safety, we have decided to ask patients who are living outside of the catchment area to register with a GP closer to home. Once a patient is identified as living outside of the catchment area, we will write to them and provide them notice and reason for removal as well as advice on how to find a GP closer to home.

To check if you live in our catchment area, please click here.

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