Covid-19 Booster and Flu Vaccination Programme

We are awaiting final Government guidance about vaccinations for Flu and Covid-19 Boosters over winter, and whether or not these can be co-administered. We are hoping that we will be able to vaccinate patients against Flu and provide Covid-19 Booster vaccinations at a single appointment, however we are still awaiting guidance to see if this is possible.

We will be inviting patients for their Covid-19 Booster Vaccination and Flu Vaccination in specific cohorts, similar to the Covid-19 vaccination programme. All eligible patients will be invited – we will not forget you! Your Covid-19 Booster Vaccination will be given at Cheltenham East Community Fire Station, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7PX.

We will begin inviting patients this week for their Covid-19 Booster Vaccination based on the information we have been given so far. The vaccination programme will start on 18th September 2021. There may be some adjustments to dates and the format of the clinics – we will keep you informed of any changes. We may be able to give your Flu Vaccination at the same time, and if we are able to do this we will keep you updated.

We are currently in the process of inviting patients who are over 70 and clinically extremely vulnerable risk groups. Invites will be sent via text message or letter. If you are able to book via the SMS link sent we would appreciate it and you will be able to choose the time and date of your Covid-19 Booster Vaccination within your cohorts vaccination programme phase. We are grateful for your continued support of the surgery by having your Covid-19 Booster Vaccination and Flu Vaccination with us and know you are keen to support the surgery at all times, especially during these challenging months. We have been amazed and humbled at how you have worked with us and supported us over the past eighteen months. This has enabled us to continue to offer almost all our usual care safely – thank you.