Both the Influenza and COVID vaccination programs are getting underway at Blackbutt Doctors Surgery. It’s a busy time!

The influenza and COVID vaccinations must be given at least two weeks apart from one another.

Because of this, we are starting with those over 80 and those with immune compromise for the COVID vaccination, and those under 10 years, and between 65 and 69 for the Influenza vaccination.

We are providing influenza to four groups this year:

  1. Those aged 6 months to 4 years and 11 months: This is a government funded vaccine. It can be given at the same time as other childhood vaccinations, or at a separate appointment.
  2. Those aged 5 to 12 years: This is a private vaccination. This year, we are buying our own stock – no script will be required.
  3. Those aged 5 years to 65 years who have a medical condition making them eligible for influenza vaccination: This is a government funded vaccine for this group of people.
  4. Those aged 65 years and over: This is also a government funded vaccination for this group.

If you are aged between 12 years and 65 years, and are otherwise well, please attend your local pharmacy for the Influenza vaccination.

We will be inviting our patients by SMS to book in for vaccination with our nurses. We will be inside this year, not in the car park. No-one will need a script this year.

Please, as with all our vaccines, do not attend if you are unwell, we cannot vaccinate you.  Please rebook when you are well.