Ordsall and Claremont Primary Care Network (PCN) is an alliance of 10 GP surgeries in Ordsall and Claremont, Salford, who are working collaboratively with other health, social care and voluntary organisations under the direction of NHS England for the benefit of improving patient services. These practices are working together to deliver a flu programme for 2020 along with other NHS service providers.
The flu programme and how we operate is going to look slightly different this year. We need to vaccinate more patients than normal but maintain social distancing to protect you and our teams. One of the changes we have made is providing our patients in Ordsall and Claremont PCN with this new online flu appointment booking system. You may have received this link via text message or email as your GP practice believes you are eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine. You can now book your appointment through this website. When your details are submitted, they will automatically be checked for eligibility. If the website indicates you are not eligible but you believe you are please contact your GP surgery to enquire.
The other change to our flu programme this year is we need to hold our clinics in different venues in addition to our GP surgeries. This is to ensure we can vaccinate as many patients as possible but also keep you and our teams safe with social distancing. We have been working with our community and this year Ordsall and Claremont PCN will be running community clinics from:
Full details and options will be provided when you book your slot.
The flu vaccine won’t protect you against COVID-19. But it will help protect you against flu, which is an unpleasant and potentially serious infection that can cause complications leading to hospital admission. Protection against flu is particularly important with COVID-19 in circulation because people vulnerable to COVID-19 are also at risk of complications from flu.
You can also find out more about this flu vaccination programme, including eligibility information on our about page.
If you think you are eligible for a flu vaccine this year, please use the form below to book an appointment.