Clinics and Vaccination Deliveries
- Thursday 13th September – 500 vaccines delivered (Under 65 only)
- Saturday 22nd September – Flu Clinic (Under 65 only)
- Thursday 27th September – 200 vaccines delivered (Under 65 only)
- Friday 28th September – 680 vaccines delivered (Age 65+)
- Saturday 6th October – Flu clinic
- Monday 8th October – Nasal flu vaccines orders to be placed (TBC)
- Friday 26th October – 340 vaccines delivered (Age 65+)
- Saturday 27th October – Flu clinic
- Friday 16th November – 620 vaccines delivered (Age 65+)
- Saturday 24th November – Flu clinic
We have dedicated children flu clinic for 2 and 3 year olds or in a clinical risk group.
From 22nd Oct – 2nd Nov, afternoon clinics appointment are available to booked.
About this years flu
For 2018, there are 3 types of flu vaccine:
- a live quadrivalent vaccine (which protects against 4 strains of flu), given as a nasal spray. This is for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years eligible for the flu vaccine
- a quadrivalent injected vaccine. This is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at increased risk from flu because of a long-term health condition and for children 6 months and above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live vaccine
- an adjuvanted trivalent injected vaccine. This is for people aged 65 and over as it has been shown to be more effective in this age group
If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they will be offered an injected flu vaccine as the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2.
N.B: If you are housebound and have previously had your flu vacation by the district nurse, they will be contacting you again this year to arrange this. If you are newly or temporarily housebound, please contact the surgery to arrange this
In 2018/19, flu vaccination will be offered under the NHS flu vaccination programme to following groups:
You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2018/19) if you are aged 65 and over on March 31 2019 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1954. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2019, you do qualify.
Under 65 with pre-existing medical conditions
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis (MS)
- problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
If you’re pregnant, you’re advised to have the injectable flu vaccine, regardless of the stage of pregnancy you’ve reached. That’s because there’s strong evidence to suggest pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu.
For more information on eligibility click here