The Spinney Surgery

Ramsey Road, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 3TP

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Telephone: 01480 495347

The Spinney is now offering the flu vaccine

Posted on September 30th, 2021

For the newest flu updates at the surgery, please see our Latest News section

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer the flu vaccination to all of eligible adult patients at the surgery.

We will be offering appointments every Tuesday and Wednesday evening starting on Tuesday 5th October between 17:00 and 20:00. Eligible patients will be able to book these slots online using their online services. These will be running until further notice.

We will also be offering Friday morning appointments from Friday 15th of October between 9.00 to 12.00 which are also bookable online. These will be running until further notice. [Update – 06/11: due to insufficient stock, our evening and morning clinics have been currently suspended until our next vaccine delivery. More details to follow]

You can find out more information about signing up for online services by clicking here. To book a flu vaccination appointment online, click here to log in.

We will also be hosting a walk-in flu clinic on Saturday 23rd October at Crossways Christian Centre (29A Ramsey Rd, St Ives, PE27 3TB) which will offer walk-in slots to eligible patients. These slots can not be booked and are on the day only. These slots will be between 8:30 and 12:30 and 13:00 to 16:00

We will also be offering flu vaccines on an adhoc basis at the surgery if staff are available to vaccinate. If you speak to the reception team, they will check availability of staff and advise if they can book you in for an appointment. Please be aware that you may have to wait 10-15 minutes to be seen. If the surgery is busy, we may not be able to accommodate you at that time. If you are able to make one of our clinics, please do consider attending.

Clinics for children to have the Fluenz vaccination will be announced shortly so please keep an eye out for this update. This is for patients aged between 24 months to 18 years old.

You are eligible for a flu vaccination if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • Aged 50 and above
  • Currently pregnant
  • Have a chronic illness (e.g. respiratory conditions, diabetes, heart conditions, chronic kidney disease, a BMI of over 40, liver disease, neurological conditions, a learning disability, issues with your spleen or a weakened immune system)
  • Have household contact with an immunosuppressed person
  • Receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • Are a frontline health or social care workers

When attending for any flu vaccination appointment, we ask that you follow these guidelines to help our volunteers keep the clinic running smoothly:

  • Please do not attend early for your appointment to avoid waiting and creating large queues
  • Please wear a short sleeve top to the clinic and remove your coat when coming in
  • Please do not ask the staff about any other matters as these clinics are not for this purpose
  • Please wear a mask to your appointment and maintain social distancing
  • If you are having your first flu jab; taking antibiotics at the time of the injection; on Warfarin or are allergic to latex, please let us know as soon as possible

Practice/Dispensary Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
  • Sunday