Flu Vaccination

Flu campaign 2021/2022

It is really important that we protect ourselves and those around us by having a flu vaccination before the winter sets in. In these difficult times, we encourage our patients to attend the surgery to get it done and get prepared for the coming winter.

You can have the vaccine in our clinics if you:

  • are 50 years old or over (on 31st March 2021, ie you were born on or before 31st March 1956)
  • are pregnant
  • are under 50 yrs old but have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or another long-stay care facility
  • 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.

This year there is really important that you get your flu jab due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Most children will receive an application of the vaccine by a nasal spray. To avoid confusion we are offering different flu clinics for the different groups. There will be specific clinics on Saturdays during October and November and we will offer the vaccine ad hoc for patients visiting the surgery during the week for another reason.

**If we have any vaccines over at the end of the programme will offer these to patients who do not fall within the at risk groups. If you would like a vaccination but are not entitled to a free one of the NHS you can go to any pharmacist advertising the service and pay a small fee for this.

All our entitled patients will receive a letter shortly with the instructions to book the appointment and attend on the date booked.