Blackthorn Medical Centre will be holding flu clinics on the 10th and 17th October 2020. All at risk patients will be receiving an invitation.  Anyone over the age of 65 will also be invited to the clinics – information will be available on when you can come for an appointment will be advertised on our website or in practice.

Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier. 

More Information regarding the Flu Vaccine and who is at high risk, through the NHS : https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/


  • Please turn up at your allotted time, if you are late you will not be seen
  • Administrative staff and immunisers will be wearing PPE
  • All patients must wear a face covering unless medically exempt
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing to allow your upper arm to be easily accessible
  • There will be no waiting space in the surgery therefore please attend as close to your allotted time – you may have to wait outside, please wear appropriate clothing
  • There will be a one way system in operation and all patients will be asked to follow social distancing rules
  • You should not attend the clinic if you are unwell with symptoms of COVID 
  • You should attend the clinic alone

10th Oct the timings will be:

8-8.30 am   A

8.30- 9 am  B

9-9.30 am  C

9.30-10 am  D

10-10.30 am  E

10.30- 11 am  F

11- 11.30 am G

11.30-12 am H

12.30-1 pm I and J

1-1.30 pm K

1.30-2 pm L

2-2.30 pm M

17th October the timings will be:

8-8.30 am N

8.30-9 am O

9-9.30 am P

9.30-10 am Q

10-10.30 am R

10.30-11 am S

11-11.30 am T

11.30-12 am U

12.30-1 pm V

1-1.30 pm W

1.30- 2 pm X

2-2.30 pm Y and Z