Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2020/21

NHS England made some major changes to the 2018/19 flu vaccination programme. One of which was a different vaccine recommended for patients aged 65 and over. This is called an adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV). Adjuvants work to boost your immune response to a vaccine and make it more eff ective and long-lasting. This made the flu season more complicated and meant that we had to organise separate clinics to safely manage the age groups and vaccine administration.

The Arch Medical Practice influenza campaign ended of the 1st of March 2020. All patients had been invited to be immunised. If you think we are eligible and didnt recieve an invite this could be for many reasons. To check if you are eligible you can check the NHS.uk website for further information.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/

The next Influenza campaign for 2020/21 will commence September 2020. We will send you further information to this campaign as we get closer to that time.

The Arch Medical Practice

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis and unprecedented demands on General Practice, GPs are having to change the way they work such that patients are being managed over the telephone, via some form of eConsultations and video consultations. Non-urgent work is being halted or postponed until it is deemed safer to do so. For more information please click this message to view the Practice statement on COVID-19.