Flu Vaccination Campaign 2020/2021

As autumn approaches in the coming months, now is the time to start thinking about getting the annual flu jab. This year, the free jab will be offered to more people amidst concerns around the still-present coronavirus.

The NHS flu programme in England typically offers the flu vaccine 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.

We will be holding our Flu Clinics over the next few months. Due to the current COVID-19 situation they will operate in a slightly different way to previous years to protect our patients and staff.

All appointments are bookable only (please do not arrive at the flu clinic without an appointment) this can be done by: 


  • by calling the surgery 01453 842214 Option 4 between 11am – 3pm.

All flu clinics will be held on specific Saturdays at the Fire station next door to the surgery. Staff will be on hand to direct patients to the appropriate line.

Flu Clinic Dates

  • Saturday 19th September – Over 65s only
  • Saturday 17th October – all ages

Please note: If you have an appointment at the surgery for any other reason you will be offered the flu vaccination at this appointment.

Please wear clothing for inclement weather which can be removed easily, please park responsibly as all areas around the fire station need to be kept clear. Please also note there are no toilet facilities at the fire station.

This year the flu vaccine is being offer 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

Flu Jabs for patients aged 50 -64 yrs.

Clinics for the new 2020 cohort of eligible patients aged 50-64, who do not have an ‘at risk condition’ (see NHS UK) will follow soon. These dates and times will be announced on our website.

External websites for further information: