Having a Flu vaccine is especially important in 2020 to protect yourself and others and reduce the risk from coronavirus.
At the surgery, we are making special plans to ensure that it is quick, easy and safe to get your vaccine with us. More details will be posted here in the coming weeks, but we are now starting the process of booking in some high risk groups for the first batch of vaccines that we receive.
Who can book now
We are currently booking appointments for:
- Over 75s
- Living in a care home
- 2-3 Year old (nasal vaccine) – Children born 1/9/2016 -> 31/10/2018 (inclusive)
If you are in this group, please contact reception now to book your appointment.Contact Reception to Book Your Flu Jab*
*Only if you meet the above criteria
Who can book soon
We will shortly be booking in other at-risk groups including if you:
- are 65 years old or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions (see below)
- 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 who’s at high risk of coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list) or you expect to be with them on most days over winter
This webpage will be updated regularly.
People in the 50-64-year old age group (who do not meet the other criteria above) will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.
If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
Flu vaccine for people with medical conditions
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (that requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
Last modified: September 8, 2020