The NHS flu programme in England typically offers the flu vaccine free of charge to those over the age of 65, pregnant women and those with existing health conditions or weakened immune systems. These groups will remain a high priority this year, while the programme will also be extended to reach out to more people.
In a typical winter, flu is one of the biggest health concerns for many older and vulnerable people. With the additional threat of coronavirus this year, the public are being advised to take extra care to avoid both of these diseases. The government hopes for as many people as possible to receive the flu jab to reduce the risk of caregivers and healthcare workers coming under immense pressure.
Flu vaccines are now available for all patients aged 50 – 65 years of age. Clinics are available on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th December.
- By completing our Request an Appointment with a Nurse or Healthcare Assistant form.
- By calling the surgery 01453 842214 Option 4 between 11:00–15:00.
At risk and eligible patients of all ages, can also continue to book flu vaccinations at the surgery.
This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:
- Adults 65 and over
- People with certain medical conditions(including children in at-risk groups from 6 months)
- Pregnant women
- People living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
- Children in Primary School( vis the school programme)
- Children in Year 7 (secondary school)
- Frontline health or social care workers