For those prone to becoming ill with the 'flu in winter:
Which kind of influenza vaccine (flu jab) can I get?
There are 3 types of influenza vaccine that your GP can give you:
- aTIV (adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine) – for age 65 and over
- QIV (egg-grown quadrivalent influenza vaccine) – for age 18 to 64
There are two sub-types:
- QIVe (egg-grown)
- QIVc (cell-based)
- LAIV (live attenuated influenza vaccine) – for age 2 to 17
Which influenza vaccine is available at my GP surgery?
Supplies of influenza vaccine are distributed nationally.
As of today, 19/09/2019, Alexandra Surgery has received:
aTIV: between 100 to 200 doses
Delivery of other vaccines is expected in the next few weeks.
Who can get the flu jab free of charge?
The following are priority groups defined by NHS England:
- all children aged two to ten (but not eleven years or older) on 31 August 2019
- those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
- pregnant women
- those aged 65 years and over
- those in long-stay residential care homes
- close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
How can I get the flu jab from my GP surgery?
First, check this web page to confirm that the suitable flu jab is in stock.
Please contact the reception and ask for an appointment for flu jab.
These are usually short appointments for 5 minutes. If you need a consultation or check-up, please book a separate appointment.
More information about influenza vaccine:
We now have instant access to the Language Line, if help from an interpreter is required.
Please mention this to the receptionist when you book your appointment / when you arrive for your appointment.
This month we welcome a new Clinical Pharmacist.
Clinical Pharmacist in a GP practice
Nosa Ikiddeh is taking over the role of Clinical Pharmacist at Alexandra Surgery.
It is the same service that Linda Nwoye began on 8 May 2019.
As GPs have been grouped into Primary Care Networks over the summer, the attached team members have also moved around a bit.
Welcome to Alexandra Surgery
UNDER CONSTRUCTION !
It has been a while since we checked our website thoroughly.
We kept adding bits and pieces and many of you told us that it is becoming unwieldy.
So we have started to completely revise what we put here. Some out of date pages have been removed.
Until it is fully up and running, please bear with us for the minimum contents.
If you are looking for any information that is missing, please contact the surgery and we shall do our best to help you.
(Site updated 20/09/2019)