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WINTER VACCINATIONS PROGRAMME

Why should you have both flu and Covid-19 booster vaccines?

This Autumn / Winter both the flu and Covid-19 booster vaccinations are a crucial part to protecting lives, livelihoods and our NHS

Both flu and Covid-19 can be life threatening for some people as well as spread more easily during the winter period. Research highlights how viruses like flu and Covid-19 can develop into more serious illnesses resulting in needing hospital admission. Both vaccines will help reduce the number of people becoming ill as well as protect those most at risk from the worst outcomes. Being vaccinated will also help protect your family, friends and the wider community.

Many patients who are eligible for a Covid-19 booster will also be eligible for a FREE flu jab. Government guidelines were recently extended for Covid-19 booster vaccinations to offer those aged 40 and over a booster vaccination.

It is safe for both vaccines to be administered at the same time if this option is offered to you.

Who is eligible for a FREE flu jab?

Where can you receive flu and Covid-19 booster vaccinations?

Flu vaccines are available for those eligible via your GP surgery as well as local pharmacies or through your midwifery service if you are pregnant.

Covid-19 boosters will be offered to those eligible after 6 months from your 2nd dose. Booster vaccines are available to book online at a vaccination centre or pharmacy, at a walk-in vaccination site or via your own GP’s vaccination site. For Moreton and Meols PCN patients will be invited to our PCN vaccination site at Moreton Cross Group Practice. 

Our PCN vaccination team are currently contacting those who are 6 months from their 2nd dose to invite for a Covid-19 booster vaccination.

For further information and advice about the flu vaccination please click here

For advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination click here  and for information about Covid-19 booster vaccinations click here

Watch the video below to see the Director of Pharmacy and Medicine Optimisation from Wirral University Teaching Hospital explain the importance of vaccinations this winter

Face coverings are still advised in Healthcare Environments

Following recent Government announcement to end all Covid-19 restrictions from Thursday 24th April, we are asking that patients still wear face coverings when attending face to face appointments. The Safety of both our staff and patients is of paramount importance and we ask that all patients who are able to do so follow this recommendation to protect our vulnerable patients, staff and our work force.

Keep A&E free for emergencies

Walk in and bookable attendance slots are now available at Victoria Central Health Centre, Eastham Clinic, Miriam Minor Injuries and Illness Service and Arrowe Park Treatment Centre.

To book attendance slots at VCH, Eastham or UTC, please call NHS 111 or visit 111 online 

Everybody is Welcome in General Practice

Everyone is welcome in general practice. You do not need proof of ID, address, immigration status or an NHS number in order to receive care or see a GP.

For more information on how to register click here.

 

Our Social Prescribing Team has expanded

Moreton and Meols PCN has welcomed three new Social Prescribing Link Workers April 2021. Gareth, Karla and Emma will be working across our five practices offering support to patients who need support in the social side of health. For more information on their services click here

 

COVID 19 Safety Netting Leaflet

Please click on the link below to read important infomation to keep you safe whilst isolating at home:

 

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