Flu - don't get caught out!
If you are eligible for a FREE flu vaccination call us now on 01235 512288 to book your appointment.
There are 3 different types of flu vaccine this year:
- live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) nasal spray for 2-18-year olds
- quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) for 18 – 65 year olds at risk
- adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) for all over 65s.
Your date of birth will be checked at the time of booking to ensure you receive the correct vaccine with the optimal protection for your age. Vaccinations will be offered, under the NHS flu vaccination programme, to the following groups:
- aged two and three on 31/8/18 (date of birth on/after 1/9/14 and on/before 31/8/16)
- all children in Reception Class and years 1- 5 (date of birth on/after 1/9/08 and on/before 31/8/14) – these will be carried out at school
- people aged 65 years or over (including those reaching age 65 by 31/3/19)
- people with a learning disability
- pregnant women (including women who become pregnant during the flu season)
- people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities
- people aged from six months to less than 65 years of age with a serious medical condition, including:
- chronic respiratory disease, e.g. severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease
- chronic kidney disease at stage 3/4/5
- chronic liver disease
- chronic neurological disease, e.g. Parkinson’s Disease or Motor Neurone disease
- splenic dysfunction or asplenia
- weakened immune system due to disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS) or treatment (e.g. cancer treatment)
- morbid obesity (defined as BMI of 40 and above).
- People who receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if they fall ill
- Healthcare workers with direct patient contact, or social care workers. It is your employer's responsibility to arrange vaccination for you.
Pregnant? Why you should have the flu vaccination
It's recommended that all pregnant women have the flu vaccine, whatever stage of pregnancy they're at. Read more about this on the NHS web page The flu jab in pregnancy.
Our flu clinics
Saturday 29 September, 09.00-12.00 Over 65s only - please call now to make an appointment
Saturday 13 October, 09.00-12.00 all eligible patients - please check eligibility above or call
Saturday 27 October, 09.00-12.00 all eligible patients - please check eligibility above or call
Find out more
You can find more information about NHS flu vaccinations, your choices, and helpful advice on how to avoid flu on the NHS Flu Vaccine page.
Visit NHS England's page Who should have the flu vaccine?
See the NHS page with advice regarding The flu jab in pregnancy
Appointments will be available most afternoons
for those entitled to a free flu vaccination.
To check if you are eligible for a free vaccination or to book an appointment
call us on 01235 512288