Bookings for the 2023 Autumn/Winter vaccination programme for flu and COVID are now open.
2023: All seven surgeries across Benfleet PCN are offering the flu vaccine this season. Flu vaccination sessions are available on weekdays, evenings and weekends.
If eligible, you will receive a phone call, text message, e-mail or letter from your GP practice inviting you to one of the available sessions.
The Rushbottom Lane practices are also offering COVID-19 vaccination. Those attending flu vaccine sessions will be offered the COVID vaccine at the same time. COVID vaccine-only sessions are also be available on the National Booking System for all eligible residents of Benfleet. Click here to check you eligibility and book your COVID vaccine with us online (available from 18/9/23). Alternatively you can call 119.
To find out when flu vaccine invitations are being sent, what days, times and locations the vaccination sessions are planned for, please check the details on your GP practice’s website:
- Rushbottom Lane Surgery including Dr Khan & Partners and St George’s Medical Practice
- The Hollies Surgery
- Essex Way Surgery
- Hart Road Surgery
- High Road Family Doctors
- Benfleet Surgery
Vaccination at home if you are housebound
If you are housebound (unable to attend any vaccination clinic) you will be contacted by telephone by one of the PCN staff members to arrange a home visit from one of the PCN staff. We aim to have contacted everyone eligible and recorded as housebound by mid-October 2023. If you have not been contacted by this date when you feel you should have, please email: [email protected] or call your normal GP practice for further advice.
If you have only just become housebound, please contact your GP practice to ensure this is noted on your record and to arrange a home visit for vaccination.
For more information on the COVID-19 and Flu vaccines, who should get the vaccines and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the dedicated NHS websites here:
Flu vaccines: www.nhs.uk/flujab
Covid-19 vaccines: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination