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Flu Vaccine

We are still booking free flu jabs for eligible adults, and free nasal spray vaccine for eligible children.  Please contact reception to book an appointment. 

Help the NHS this winter!  The flu circulating this winter is expected to be particularly nasty.   Even if you are normally fit and well, it is recommended that you have a free flu vaccine if you are in one of the groups below.  This because you are at higher risk of being admitted to hospital for serious complications like pneumonia if you catch flu.   

PLEASE BOOK A FLU JAB IF YOU ARE: 

  • A patient aged 65 or over  (or 64 who turns 65 before the end of March 2020).   
  • A patient aged 18 to 64 with: 

    • a medical condition or lowered immunity which puts you at higher risk of being admitted to hospital with complications if you get flu:  See the the NHS website for more information on who should have a free flu vaccine.  
    or if you are:
    • Pregnant
    • living with somebody who has a weakened immune system
    • living in a long-stay Care Home
    • the Main Carer for an older or disabled person who would be at risk if you became ill
    • a frontline Health or Social Care worker
  • PLEASE BOOK A FREE FLU JAB FOR:  children aged 6 months to less than 2 years who ALSO have a medical condition or lowered immunity which puts them at higher risk of being admitted to hospital with complications if they catch flu:  See the the NHS website for more information on who should have a free flu vaccine.  

PLEASE BOOK A FREE NASAL SPRAY FLU VACCINE NOW for: 

  • Primary school age children who missed the School Clinic AND who ALSO have a medical condition or lowered immunity which puts them at higher risk of being admitted to hospital with complications if they get flu.  See the the NHS website for more information on who should have a free flu vaccine.  
  • Secondary school age Children aged 17 or younger who ALSO have a medical condition or lowered immunity which puts them at higher risk of being admitted to hospital with complications if they get flu.  See the the NHS website  for more information on who should have a free flu vaccine.
  • All preschool children who turned 2  or 3 by 31 August 2019  - that is, children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2017 

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • All children in Primary School will continue to be offered the LAIV nasal spray vaccine at school.  

 See the  the NHS child Flu pages for more information about the LAIV  nasal spray vaccine for children.

If we run out of nasal spray vaccine, At Risk children may be offered the Flu jab instead. 

We are no longer Flu offering appointments Online or on our 24 hour Autoattendant.  Please speak to a Receptionist to book an appointment. 

Update 7th November 2019 - At Risk Primary School Children can now be seen in surgery

Missed the School Clinic ?

You may now book a flu vaccine appointment for your child in surgery if:

  • Your child is Primary School age

AND

  • They have a medical condition or lowered immunuty which puts them at risk of  complications if they catch flu

AND

  • you missed their School Clinic 

If we run out of the nasal spray flu vaccine, we may offer the flu jab (QIVe) instead. 

See the the NHS website for more information on who should have a free flu vaccine.