Flu Jab Time is approaching.

The Following has been received from the Whitecliff and Eagle House surgeries.

As with previous years, to help stay healthy this autumn/winter and prevent the spread of flu to others, it’s time for the annual flu jab. Flu is contagious, and can be passed on through coughing, sneezing or by touching contaminated surfaces.

Anyone over 65 (65 before the 31st March 2020), patients with particular health conditions such as asthma, and carers, will be invited by text, letter or prescription reminder to make an appointment for one of the special Saturday sessions below. Please note, this is for patients from both surgeries.

For both Eagle House Surgery and Whitecliff Surgery patients:

Date (Saturday)

Venue (Surgery)


5th October Whitecliff Over 65’s
12th October Whitecliff Over 65’s
26th October Whitecliff Anyone eligible
2nd November Child Okeford Anyone eligible
9th November Whitecliff Anyone eligible


The parents of all children born between 1.9.2015 and 31.8.2017 should also book flu nasal sprays at their surgery. School age children will have them at school

Alternatively, if you have an appointment with your Doctor or nurse on another matter, you can ask for your flu jab at the same time. Doctors will have supplies of the flu vaccine available in the surgery.

If you have been invited but don’t want your flu vaccine, please inform the surgery. You will still be invited again next year!

It is also a good idea to stock up on cold relief products. If you need any help with what to buy, your local pharmacy can advise you.

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