We will be offering the flu vaccinations from a safe, sterile and clean environment
We will have social distancing operatives to keep you safe and remain COVID secure.
Our Doctors and Nurses will be wearing personal protective equipment
A record will be documented in your patient notes immediately
- Wear a mask when entering the surgery.
- Wear appropriate clothing for example a T shirt if possible.
- Do not come into the surgery until your appointment time
The following patients are eligible for a free flu vaccine
Patients aged 65+
You are eligible for a flu vaccine this year if you are aged 65 or over on the 31st March 2021. That is you were born on or before 31 March 1956. So if you are currently 64 but will be 65 by 31 March 2021 you do qualify.
Patients aged 18 – 64 with a long term health condition
Adults aged 18 to 64 are offered an injected inactivated vaccine. There are different types, but none contains live viruses so they cannot give you flu.
Patients who are employed in a Health and Social Care Setting
Healthcare and Social Care workers can prevent the spread of flu and save lives by getting the flu vaccine. The best way to protect you, your patients and your family is to get this year’s vaccine. You can pass the flu virus to somebody you care for even before you know that you are sick.
Patients who are pregnant
Getting a flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu when you are pregnant. The vaccine given during pregnancy helps protect both the mother and her baby from flu.
Children eligible for a nasal flu at the surgery – 2 – 4 year olds
Children aged 2 and 3 will be given the vaccination by the Practice Nurse. Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for a flu vaccination provided they were 3 on 31 August 2020.
Patients aged 50 – 64
We are getting many enquiries with regard to the Flu Vaccination for those patients aged 50 – 64.
The following statement has been issued by the Immunisation Team at NHS England regarding the implementation of flu vaccines to those patients aged 50 – 64.
Please note that patients in the 50 – 64 age group will not be vaccinated until December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then.
This is to ensure that those who are most at risk will be vaccinated first.
If you are 50 – 64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for a flu vaccination, for example you have health condition which puts you at risk from the flu then you will be invited earlier.