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Flu Vaccine

Appointments now booking Online, on our 24 hour telephone Auto-Attendent or via Reception. 

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).   The aTIV vaccine  for your age group is in stock. 
  • 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 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 NASAL SPRAY FLU VACCINE NOW for: 

  • Primary school age children whose School Clinics have been delayed until December or January 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.  Likely dates for School Clinics may now be December or January. 

 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. 

Tip:  if booking online, for Adult choose the ' Flu 18+' online appointment slot, for Children choose the 'Flu child invitation only' online appointment slot.   Book in parent's name if child does not have an online account. 

Tip: If booking using our 24 hour Auto Attendent there are 3 different flu age groups to choose from.

 

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

Due to delivery delays of vaccine to some Primary Schools, some school clinics are being delayed until December or January.

Please 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

  • their School Clinic is delayed until December or January

If we run out of the nasal spray flu vaccine, your child may be offered the flu jab (QIVe) instead. 

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