Aged 50-64? Book your free NHS flu jab now

An update on our flu vaccination plans – the vaccines for people aged 50-64 have now arrived with us at JHP.

If you are in this age group we are now able to take bookings for our clinic on Saturday 12th December. We will be contacting all eligible patients in the coming days.

To book your appointment, please call the Reception team on 0191 281 4588, Monday to Friday, 8.15 am to 6 pm. Appointments are not available to be booked online.

The clinic will be by appointment early, so please do not turn up without having booked a time slot with us.

It’s also important to note that this vaccine is for people aged 50-64 who are otherwise healthy. If you are in this age bracket and have a long term condition, then you will already have been invited to be vaccinated. You do not need to be vaccinated twice.

Venue

The clinic will be held at Holy Name Church Hall on Towers Avenue in Jesmond, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday 12th December.

Earlier in the Autumn, we held successful flu clinics for our older patients here. The larger venue means we can safely observe social distancing and keep you and our staff safe.

What you need to know

We ask you to do a few things to help the clinics run smoothly and safely

  • The clinics are by appointment only. Please do not come if you have not booked an appointment.
  • Masks or face coverings need to be worn at all times. All staff will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Please do not arrive before your appointment time.
  • Parking is available on Towers Avenue.

About getting Vaccinated

In previous years, people in this age group have not been eligible for free NHS flu jabs unless they had pre-existing health conditions.

This year, with COVID-19 adding extra pressure to the NHS, more people can get a routine vaccination. It’s important as many people as possible take up this opportunity to protect themselves, those around them, and the health service.

As well as the clinic on Saturday 12th December, we will also be offering vaccinations for 50-64 year olds in out-of-hours clinics and during routine appointments.

To book your appointment, please call our Reception Team on 0191 291 4588 between 8.15 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday.

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