INFLUENZA and COVID-19 vaccine page
COVID-19 Vaccine (jab)
The NHS has started booster vaccinations for patients at greatest risk of severe disease if they catch the SARS-COV-2 virus.
Loctions of Covid-19 vaccination clinics are different from previous years.
Covid-19 vaccinations will end on 31st October.
The Covid-19 vaccine will NOT be available from Charter Medical Centre.
An organisation called HERE will contact our eligible patients and invite you to book a jab at a Covid Vaccination Centre.
HERE are running Covid clinics at:
- Brighton Centre, East Wing, Russell Road entrance (at the Back of Churchill Square); Monday to Sunday 9am – 5pm most days. Some clinics will run from 10am to 6pm.
- Mile Oak Medical Centre on a regular basis at the weekends (booking from 29th September)
- Coming soon: Mobile Units and POP Ups
These are NOT Walk-in clinics at the moment - please book an appointment
Some local Pharmacies are also running clinics which can be booked via the National Booking Service.
How to book a Covid-19 vaccination if you are eligible
- Call 0300 303 8060 for Clinics run by HERE
- Call 119 for the National Booking Service
- Click the text link sent by HERE to your mobile phone
- Click the National Booking website link below to book, cancel or change a Covid-19 vaccination https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/covid-19-services/covid-19-vaccination-services/book-covid-19-vaccination/
- Use the NHS App
CLICK the LINK below for WHO IS ELIGIBLE for a Covid-18 vaccination
HOUSEBOUND COVID vaccinations
The organisation called HERE will give both Flu Vaccinations and COVID vaccinations at the same time to patients who our GPs have coded as housebound (unable to get to surgery using any means of transport) by 31st October.
CARE HOMES and NURSING HOMES COVID vaccinations
The organisation called HERE will give COVID vaccine to our Care Home and Nursing Home patients by 22nd October.
CLICK the LINK below for HOW TO GET ANTI-VIRAL MEDICATION IF YOU ARE VERY HIGH RISK AND TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
Which Covid Vaccine is being offered by HERE clinics:
- from the 2nd October using a new version of vaccine, Pfizer Comirnaty 30 XBB.1.5
The latest evidence is that all vaccines continue to offer protection against severe illness and death. Immunity from previous boosters and infections is waning, so the current clinical advice is that it is safer to get the booster as soon as possible.
FREE FLU VACCINES NOW BOOKING AT CHARTER MEDICALCENTRE GP SURGERY for OUR PATIENTS at greatest risk of severe illness if they catch the Influenza virus
NOW BOOKING - CHILD FLU VACCINE - FREE PAINLESS NASAL SPRAY at Charter Medical Centre
WE WILL SEND BOOKING LINKS TO OUR PATIENT'S REGISTERED MOBILE PHONES
Any patient who was aged 2 or 3 on 31st August can have a free painless Nasal spray Flu vaccine (called LAIV) at Charter Medical Centre
Children in At Risk Groups aged 16 and 17 are also eligible.
Children who cannot have Pork based (gelatin) products can ask for an alternative Flu vaccine injection (called QIVc). Speak to reception to book this.
How to book
1. We are sending a booking link to the mobile phone registered on the child's record.
You can use the same Link to decline the flu vaccine this year if you prefer - so we don't keep sending invites.
2. You can also book using our 24 hour automated Telephone Booking system
Press 1 for the Automated system, then 1 to Book a new appointment, then 5 for the Flu options, then 2 for Child Flu.
CLICK the LINK below to find out who is eligible for a Child Flu vaccine
WATCH the videos on this page with your child so they know what to expect before they attend.
FLU VACCINE FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN
All School Aged children, from Reception to Year 11, will be contacted by the School Flu team, and offered a nasal spray flu vaccine at a School.
Children in At Risk Groups aged 2 to 17 can choose to have a nasal spray flu vaccine at the practice instead.
NOW BOOKING - ADULT INFLUENZA VACCINE (Flu Jab) at Charter Medical Centre
For Charter patients who are most at risk of of getting seriously ill if they catch the flu virus, or who are most likely to pass flu to other people who are at risk. Flu can be life threatening for people who are most at risk.
OUR FIRST ADULT FLU VACCINE CLINICS ARE ON
- SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER AND
- SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER
These are NOT Walk-in clinics. You must book an appointment.
Who can book:
- All patients who turn 65 or older before 31st March 2024
- Adults who are Pregnant, Front line Health and Social care workers, Immunocompromised or live with patients who are immunocompromised, or care for an elderly or disabled person who relies on them.
- Adults with certain long-term health conditions listed below including:
- respiratory conditions, such as asthma (needing a steroid inhaler or tablets), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
- heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease or heart failure
- being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
- chronic kidney disease
- liver disease, such as cirrhosis or hepatitis
- some neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- problems with your spleen like sickle cell disease, or if you've had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as a result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or taking medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
If you have a long-term health condition that is not in one of these groups you can use our Contact Form to ask your clinician if they think you should have a flu jab.
How to book
- We will send Booking Links to mobile telephones.
- Adults who turn 65 before 31st March can also book ONLINE using an online account such as the NHS App or SystmOnline / Airmid.
- Telephone 01273 770555 and speak to reception or use our 24 hour AUTOMATED TELEPHONE BOOKING system if you are eligible.
CLICK the LINK below for more information abouut the Flu vaccine.
FLU VACCINE for NURSING HOME and CARE HOME RESIDENTS
Flu jabs for our Nursing and Care Home patients will be given by Trahernes Pharmacy on behalf of the surgery, using their own stock as soon as it arrives (estimated mid September)
FLU VACCINE FOR HOUSEBOUND patients living at home
The Covid-19 vaccination team run by HERE will be offering both Covid-19 and Flu vaccination to patients whom our GPs have coded as housebound (unable to leave home) .
Please let Reception know if you are physically unable to attend surgery using any kind of transport, are eligible for a Flu jab, and would need a Flu jab at home.
Click here to view your Covid Pass
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
- the NHS App which you can download from app stores
- the NHS website
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.
If you cannot access these online services, and you have had two vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you are planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.