Flu Update 04/10/2022
Flu Vaccinations 2022-23 Season
Our first delivery of flu vaccinations are due to arrive today. We will be holding our first clinic on Saturday 8th October. We are planning to run vaccination clinics throughout October and into November. We will also be running clinics on a few Monday evenings to be advised.
We are expecting a further delivery in October, as our deliveries are confirmed, we will send text messages or send letters to those who are eligible to book.
We have a new service available to enable patients to book their appointment directly by following the link, within 24 hours, detailed in the text message. We are hoping this will help to reduce the number of patients calling the practice to book an appointment, helping with the waiting times on the phone line.
Patients attending for ordinary GP or nurse appointments may be offered a flu vaccine if well enough at that time and we have available stock.
As a priority the practice will also be making arrangements to vaccinate those patients who live in a care home or are currently housebound. If you have recently become housebound and are unable to attend the surgery for your vaccination, please contact the surgery to arrange a home visit.
Depending on your age group you will be offered one of the following flu vaccines:
- Over 65 – Adjuvanted Quadrivalent Inactivated Flu (influenza) vaccine
- Under 65 – Cell-Based Quadrivalent Inactivated Flu (influenza) Virus Vaccine
- Under 18s – The live nasal flu vaccine for 2 to 3 years old is called Fluenz which is given via the nostrils.
Please note: We are unable to provide your Covid-19 Autumn Booster vaccination, please call 119 or visit Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk) to book this
Patients aged 50-64:
Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is mid-October. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then, this is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.
This year it is more important than ever to get yourself vaccinated against flu.
For more information about the NHS Flu Campaign, please follow this link