Covid-19 and flu vaccinations update

As we begin to enter autumn/winter and colder months, we will naturally be spending more time indoors. We must think of those family members and friends who are more at risk to winter illnesses such as flu, coughs, and sneezes as well as Covid- 19.

Vaccines are our best protection against flu and Covid-19. Over the last few years, they have kept tens of thousands of people out of hospital and helped to save countless lives. Getting these vaccines ahead of winter are two of the most important things you and your community can do to keep safe and get ‘winter strong’.

In line with expert advice, we are now offering flu and COVID-19 vaccines to those at greater risk of serious illness this autumn and winter.

If eligible, we encourage you to come forward as soon as you can due to the risk of the new variant, for the best possible protection. It is important to top up your protection, even if you have had a vaccine or been ill with flu or COVID-19 before, as immunity fades over time and these viruses change each year.

Both vaccines have a good safety and effectiveness record. Their side-effects are generally mild and do not last for more than a few days. You are encouraged to get both vaccines in the same visit where possible, to get protected against both viruses in just a few minutes.

Get in contact with us online with the NHS App or Patient Triage by AccuRx from our website home page, email at [email protected] or call us 01664 503000 to book your vaccine.

Latham House Medical Practice

Covid-19 and Flu vaccinations : Other Leicestershire locations

For a full list of upcoming mobile vaccination service clinics can be found here https://leicesterleicestershireandrutland.icb.nhs.uk/covid-19-and-flu-mobile-vaccination-unit/.

Appointments can be booked for Covid and flu vaccinations using the National Booking Service. The NBS will be regularly updated with appointments as they become available so, please remember to check back regularly if you aren’t able to find an appointment at a suitable time or location.

For more information about the Covid and flu vaccination programme, visit:  https://leicesterleicestershireandrutland.icb.nhs.uk/your-health/vaccinations/

UPDATES

 

JOINT INJECTION APPOINTMENTS

DRUG SHORTAGES

Please be aware there is a national shortage of the steroid medications used to inject into joints for a number of conditions.  This is impacting on existing appointments. We are working hard to improve supply and limit the number of cancelled appointments.  We hope to restore any cancelled appointments as soon as possible and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our patients.

 

 

PRESCRIPTIONS

Please contact the team direct by calling 01664 503000 and select the Prescriptions team option or email the team direct at [email protected]

 

 

MEASLES

 

Measles is extremely infectious and can be serious. If you have symptoms of measles, please stay at home and phone your GP or NHS 111 for advice. STAY AWAY from GP surgeries and A&E departments – you could spread the illness to others.

Go to nhs.uk for more measlesinformationUK.

 

Thank you

 

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