Winter flu programme

PATIENT INFORMATION: Winter 2022 Vaccination Programme

Added 03 August 2022

Patients may be aware that the UK Health Security Agency has advised that everyone aged 50 and over will be offered a COVID-19 booster and a flu jab this autumn, along with those aged 5 – 49 in eligible groups.

Winter Flu Clinic Arrangements

As in previous years, The Cranborne Practice plans to deliver most of the Winter Flu Vaccination programme as drive-through clinics at our Lake Road Surgery site. Clinics are expected to commence in early October on Sundays throughout that month based on the current flu vaccine supply schedule.

Please note that patients aged 65 and older and those aged 18 – 64 in eligible At Risk groups will be offered appointments as a priority. Bookings will open to 50 to 64-year-olds not in clinical risk groups only after the initial priority groups are offered flu vaccinations.

Winter COVID-19 Booster Clinic Arrangements

The Crane Valley Primary Care Network (PCN) Community Vaccination Centre, based next to our Lake Road Surgery in Verwood, will play an essential role in delivering Winter COVID Booster jabs to eligible patients. Clinics are expected to commence in mid-September, but the PCN is still finalising arrangements. Further information will be posted on the Community Vaccination page of the PCN website which can be found by following this link:>>

What happens next?

When clinic schedules are finalised, we will invite eligible patients via SMS text message to book appointments. In the meantime, please do not contact the Practice with queries about the Winter Vaccination Programme.  Instead, please wait to be contacted by us.

As information on the Winter Vaccination Programme becomes available, it will be published on this webpage  and on our social media sites.

 Patients are urged to keep an eye on these sources for further information throughout the Programme.

 The Community Vaccination Information Line (01202 283695) will also have information for those without access to the internet.

A PDF copy of this communication can be downloaded and printed by following this link:>>