5 October 2016


Stay Well This Winter – Book your flu vaccination

Clinicians at North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group have published details of flu clinics across Colchester and Tendring in a bid to get the most vulnerable people vaccinated against the virus.

The vaccineis available every year on the NHS to help protectadults and childrenat risk of flu and its complications. Experts say whilefor most flu is unpleasant, it will usually clear up within a week. However, it is more dangerous for individuals with serious health conditions, adults over 65, pregnant women and carers. These groups all qualify for a free jabas do children aged two to seven (but not eight years or older).

Dr Danny Showell, Public Health Consultant at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Many people underestimate flu; it is a debilitating condition that affects the whole body. It increases the risk of developing more serious illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia; and it can also make existing conditions much worse. Serious cases of flu can result in being admitted to hospital, and in some instances death.”

Dr Showell added: “The sooner you get immunised the sooner you get protected. Some practices have already been holding flu clinics but if you have not yet been for your vaccination, please contact the GP practice you are registered with or visit your local pharmacy.”

Below is a list of local GP practices that offer vaccination clinics for their registered patients:

North East Essex Practices - 2016 Flu Clinics Information
Practice / Flu Clinic Day / Times / Drop in or by appointment
Abbey Field Medical Centre (Colchester and Elmstead) / 26th October / 8am - 6.30pm / Drop in
Ambrose Avenue Group Practice / 18th & 31st October / All Day / Book by appointment
Ardleigh Surgery (Dedham) / Contact the surgery direct
Ardleigh Surgery (Ardleigh) / 6th October / 2pm - 4pm / Contact the surgery direct
Bluebell Surgery / Book your flu jab by appointment- there may be a catch up clinic in late October
Caradoc (Station Approach Surgery) / 15th October / 9am - 12pm / Drop in
Colchester Medical Practice (Castle Gardens) / 6th October / 2pm - 6pm / Contact the surgery direct
Colchester Medical Practice (Wimpole Road) / 6th October / 2pm - 6pm / Contact the surgery direct
Colchester Medical Practice (Shrub End) / Contact the surgery direct
Colne Medical Centre / Contract the surgery direct
Creffield Medical Centre / 6th October (Catch up clinic) / 8.30am - 12pm / Contact the surgery direct
Crusader Surgery / 10th & 14th October / Contact the surgery direct
East Hill Surgery / Contact the surgery direct
East Lynne Medical Centre / 8th & 22nd October / 8.30am - 12pm / Contact the surgery direct
Epping Close Surgery / 8th, 22nd October & 12th November / 10am - 11.30am / Drop in
Frinton Road Medical Centre / 15th, 22nd & 29th October / 9am - 12pm / Contact the surgery direct
Fronks Road Surgery / Every Friday until January / All day / Book by appointment
Great Bentley Surgery / 20th October
5th November
Other appts available during normal surgery hours on ad hoc basis / 20th: Clinic at Little Clacton Village Hall from 2.45pm – 5pm
5th: 9am – 12pm / Book by appointment
Great Clacton Medical Practice (North Road) / Walk in 8th October or book by appointment any day / Mornings and Afternoons appointments, Walk in clinic 9am - 12pm / Drop in or Book by Appointment
Great Elms Surgery / 8th, 11th, 18th & 22nd October / 8th: 10am - 12pm 11th: 2pm - 4pm 18th: 2pm - 4pm 22nd: 5 - 7pm / 8th & 22nd: Drop in 11th & 18th: Book by appointment
Harewood Surgery / 6th October / Book by appointment
Hawthorn Surgery / 10th October / 9am - 5pm / Drop in
Highwoods Surgery / Providing am and pm clinics daily throughout October / Contact the surgery direct
Lawford Surgery / 10th October / 4pm - 6pm / Book by appointment
Layer Road Surgery / 6th October (Adults) & 15th October (Children) / 6th: 8am - 5pm 15th: 8am - 12.45pm / Book by appointment
Mayflower Medical Centre / Every Saturday throughout October / 10am - 12pm / Drop in
Mersea Island Medical Practice / 11th & 18th October / 2pm - 5.50pm / Book by appointment
Mill Road Surgery / 8th, 21st, 24th, 25th, 26th October & 1st, 4th, 8th, 11th November. Please call surgery for further dates. / 8th Oct: 9am - 12pm 21st: 2pm - 3.30pm 24th: 8.30am - 10.10am 25th: 10am - 12pm 26th: 5pm - 6pm 1st Nov: 10.30am - 12pm 4th: 10am - 12pm 8th: 10am - 12pm 11th: 9am - 10.30am / 8th Oct - Drop in All other dates are Book by appointment
North Colchester Healthcare Centre / 11th & 22nd October / 11th: 1.30pm - 4pm 22nd: 9am - 12pm / Drop in
North Hill Medical Group / 7th October - please call surgery after the 7th for further dates. / 1.30pm - 6.30pm / Drop in
Old Road Medical Practice / 10th, 14th, 31st October & 14th, 28th November / 10th: 4.30pm - 5.30pm 14th: 9.30am - 10.30am 31st: 9.30am - 10.30am 14th: 11.00am - 12.15pm 28th: 9.30am - 10.30am / Book by appointment
Parsons Heath Medical Practice / 15th October (Adults) & 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th October (Children) / 15th: 8.30am - 12pm 6th & 13th: 10.30am - 12.30pm 20th & 27th: 2pm - 3.55pm / 15th: Drop in 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th: Book by appointment
Ranworth Surgery / 19th October / 2pm - 5pm / Book by appointment
Riverside Health Centre / 8th & 25th October & 11th November / 8th: 8.30am - 12pm 25th: 2pm - 5.30pm 11th: 8.30am - 11.30am / 8th: Drop in 25th: Book by appointment 11th: Book by appointment
Rowhedge & University of Essex Medical Practice / Please call surgery direct if you require a flu vaccination appointment.
St. James Surgery (Clacton-on-Sea) / 8th & 15th October / 8th: 8.30am - 4pm 15th: 8am - 4pm / Book by appointment
St. James Surgery (St. Osyth) / 18th October / 12.30pm - 4.55pm / Book by appointment
Thorpe-le-Soken Surgery (Thorpe) / 7th, 8th, 12th, 17th & 21st October plus 2 home visit clinics on 20th & 25th October for those patients who struggle to get to the clinics / Please call surgery for times / All dates are Book by appointment apart from 8th October which is also a drop in session
Thorpe-le-Soken Surgery (Kirby Cross) / 14th, 18th & 24th October / Please call surgery for times / Book by appointment
Tiptree Medical Centre / 11th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 24th, 25th, 27th & 31st October / 11th: 4.30pm - 6.15pm 13th: 1.30pm - 2.30pm 17th: 10am - 12pm 18th: 4.30pm - 6.15pm 20th: 4.30pm - 6.15pm 24th: 10am - 12pm 25th: 4.30pm - 6.15pm 27th: 4.30pm - 6.15pm 31st: 10am - 12pm / Book by appointment
Tollgate Medical Centre / 15th October
includingevery Wednesday afternoon during November / 15th: 9am - 12pm Weds (Nov): 2pm – 5pm / 15th: Drop in and Book by appointment Weds (Nov): Book by appointment
Walton Medical Centre / 5th October. After this date please call surgery direct for further dates. / 9am - 1pm / Drop in
Winstree Medical Practice / 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 27th & 28th October / 10th: 8am - 5.45pm 11th: 11.10am - 4.45pm 12th: 10.40am - 2.45pm 13th: 10.20am - 12.45pm 14th: 9am - 5.45pm 17th: 7am - 5.45pm 19th - 9am - 12.55pm 20th: 9am - 2.15pm & 6.30pm - 8.20pm 21st: 9am - 5.45pm 22nd: 9am - 11.50am 24th: 7am - 5.45pm 26th: 9am - 2.45pm 27th: 9am - 2.45pm & 6.30 pm - 8.15pm 28th: 8am - 5.45pm / Book by appointment
Wivenhoe Surgery / 5th & 6th October / 9am - 12pm / Book by appointment



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