Fort House Surgery

Flu, Covid and other vaccinations

Flu and Covid Vaccination.

Fort House will be running a Covid and Flu vaccination programme for all their eligible adults this Autumn (previously the Covid vaccination has only been available through our Federation – NICS; or at a pharmacy)

Fort House relies on income we receive for vaccinations to be able to provide other services at the practice, and we encourage you to come to Fort House for both.

There are strict Government guidelines for the administration dates that all practices and pharmacies will have to adhere to.

Last year the Government moved the start date of the campaign to the beginning of September to enable to the population to be better protected over the winter months.

It is believed that the same will happen this year.

A small cohort of patients (pregnant women and young children) will be able to be vaccinated from September but the majority of patients will have flu and Covid vaccinations from October (this will be the same for pharmacies)

We will continue to vaccinate children for flu as in previous years.

When we have confirmation of dates and eligibility criteria, we will post it here together will details of our clinics and how to book in to them.

Shingles vaccinations

A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease, is available on the NHS.

You can find out more about the shingles vaccine and if you are eligible on the NHS website.

You’ll be contacted by your GP surgery when you become eligible for the vaccine.

Pneumococcal vaccine

The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against serious illnesses like pneumonia and meningitis. It’s recommended for people at higher risk of these illnesses, such as babies and adults aged 65 and over.

Information about the Pneumococcal vaccine and if you are eligible for a vaccine can be found on the NHS website.

Date published: 8th February, 2021
Date last updated: 15th July, 2024