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Herrington Medical Centre

Philadelphia Lane, Houghton Le Spring, Tyne And Wear, DH4 4LE
Tel: 0191 584 2632

Flu and COVID Clinic Appointments

Appointments are now available to book. If we hold a mobile number for you, you will be contacted by text message with a link to self-book an appointment. Please use this link to book your appointment as this will help reduce the volume of calls coming into the practice.

Depending on stock availability you may also have your COVID vaccine at the same time as your flu vaccine.

Flu and COVID vaccines will be offered to all patients who are:

  • Over the age of 65

18-64year and fall into one of the below at-risk groups:

  • Chronic respiratory disease * Asthma – please note only patients that require continuous or repeated steroids or previous exacerbation requiring hospital admission are eligible for a flu vaccine)
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression
  • Asplenia
  • Pregnant
  • Morbidly obese
  • Carers (Those who are in receipt of carers allowance or are the main carer for elderly or disabled person)
  • Close household contacts of immunocompromised individuals 

Anyone over 50 who does not fall into an at-risk category will not be eligible for a flu vaccine this year. If you wish to have a flu vaccine, please contact your nearest pharmacy.

If you do not wish to have the vaccine, please respond using the link in the text message or contact the practice. This will update your records and you will not be contacted again.

Local and NHS services

The surgery works in partnership with local and NHS service providers and groups.

If you can’t get an appointment with your GP or can’t get there during the day due to work or other commitments you can use the Enhanced Access Service.

Sunderland offers extra appointments seven days a week at your local out of hours site, alternatively it may be possible to arrange an appointment at another site across the city which your practice will arrange.

Get more information about the Sunderland GP Enhanced Access Service.

NHS 111 & Emergencies
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

In case of a life threatening emergency, please dial 999

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