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Seasonal Flu Vaccinations

The flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications. This year is even more important to be protected against the influenza.

Flu vaccine for adults can be given at the surgery or by your local chemist.

Children’s vaccine can only be done at the surgery or via school. Please check below where they will get their vaccine from.

When coming into the surgery for your flu vaccination, we will ask you to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. If you are unwell with a fever or cough, please cancel your appointment and rebook when you are better. Do NOT attend the surgery.

Please wear a short sleeved top for easy access to your arm. Many patients will have appointments booked for flu vaccination so we will want to move carefully but quickly through the surgery.

 

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:

  • are 65 years of age or over (after 25th September 2020 at the Surgery)
  • have certain medical conditions – see below for details (vaccine available after 2nd October 2020 at the Surgery)
  • are pregnant (vaccine available after 16th October 2020 at the Surgery)
  • are very overweight
  • you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact, or a social care worker

 

Flu jab 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. That includes these types of illnesses:

 

Flu vaccine for children

The flu vaccine is free on the NHS for:

  • children over the age of 6 months with a long-term health condition
  • children aged 2 and 3 years on 31 August 2020 (that is, born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2018) – From the surgery only, available now
  • children in primary school – flu vaccine offered at school
  • children in year 7 (secondary school) – flu vaccine offered at school

Children aged between 6 months and 2 years who are eligible for the flu vaccine will receive an injected flu vaccine.

Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between 2 and 17 will usually have the nasal spray flu vaccine.

You can read more information by clicking Children’s Flu Vaccine overview.

Protecting your Child Against Flu leaflet 2020

Useful video – Routine Immunisation during the pandemic

Flu Easy Read Winter 2020 leaflet

 

Flu vaccine for healthy 50-64 year old

The flu vaccine will be available once all the “At Risk groups” are given their vaccines. We anticipate to hear more about this scheme in November 2020.

Other vaccinations available

Pneumonia vaccine

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • have certain medical conditions

Please read more by clicking on the link When is pneumoccocal vaccination needed

Shingle vaccine

Please read more by clicking on the link Who can have the shingles vaccine