If you come to either site for a flu appointment we ask that you wear a face mask or face covering, avoid using the toilet and attend alone where possible. Please don’t arrive early and only enter the surgery a minute before your appointment time. Please only attend if you are fit and well and have no COVID-19 symptoms as listed on the home page.
Flu Clinic Update
Message to patients
If you are aged between 50 and 64 you will be invited to get your free flu vaccine from the beginning of December and into the New Year as part of this year's expanded flu vaccination programme.
GPs and pharmacies will be arranging appointments to coincide with delivery of new vaccine stock. Please be patient as they make plans for this and wait to be contacted. Please remember that vaccinations will continue throughout the winter season.
If you are in an at-risk group, you remain a priority for vaccination and should contact your GP or pharmacy as soon as possible for your free flu vaccine.
Your GP practice and the pharmacies in your area will have a range of measures in place to keep you safe from COVID-19. Visit nhs.uk/flujab to find out more.
FLU VACCINE ELIGIBILITY 2020-2021
Adults who are entitled to the ‘flu vaccine from GP:
- Aged 65 and over
- Are living in a long-stay residential care home
- Receive a carer’s allowance or you’re the main Carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- Live with someone (or you expect to be with them on most days over winter) who’s at high risk of coronavirus (someone who was on the shielding list)
- Work at registered residential care home or nursing home
- Work for a registered homecare organisation
- Work at a Hospice
- Work in the Direct Payment or Personal Health Budgets providing health, social care or Personal Assistance.
- Have one of the following conditions :
- Asthma and using steroid inhaler or steroid tablet
- Chronic heart disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease (e.g. Parkinson’s, motor neurone, MS, cerebral palsy)
- Learning disability
- Spleen e.g. removed spleen or sickle cell disease
- HIV and AIDS
- Receiving chemotherapy treatment
- On steroid tablets
- BMI of 40 or over
Adults who are entitled to ‘flu vaccine but it should be given by their employer:
- Frontline health and social care workers
Adults who don’t fit above criteria but are aged between 50 & 64:
- Please note that, if they are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest they 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 they are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example they have a health condition which puts them at risk from the flu, they can have the vaccine earlier.
Children who are entitled to the ‘flu vaccine at GP Practice (nasal spray for children over 2, children who are older than 6 months and under 2 will be injected):
- Children over the age of 6 months with a long-term health condition
- Children who were born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2018
Children who are entitled to the ‘flu vaccine and will get it at school:
- Children who are in Primary School as long as they were not 11 before the 31 August 2020
- Children who are in year 7 at Secondary School