You qualify for an NHS flu jab if you are 65 or over, or if you have any of the following problems:
- Heart disease
- Asthma (on inhaled steroids)
- Kidney failure
- Any condition requiring steroids or cancer treatment
- You are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person
- Chronic bronchitis
- Respiratory disease making you short of breath
- Multiple sclerosis or hereditary and degenerative diseases of the Central Nervous System
- Suffered a stroke
Children – All children aged between 2 and 3 years of age are being offered a flu vaccination via a nasal spray unless otherwise indicated due to medical conditions.
Please note Primary school aged children will be receiving this vaccination as part of the school programme. If you require any further information about your child receiving this vaccine please call the surgery and make an appointment to see one of our nurses who will be happy to discuss with you any concerns or questions you may have.
Anti-pneumonia jab – In addition, if you are aged 65 or over or are in one of the ‘at risk’ groups outlined above you should have an anti-pneumonia jab. If you have not had an anti-pneumonia vaccination please ask the nurse about this.
Shingles vaccination –
To check if you qualify for a Shingles vaccination please click here
If you are attending the clinic please wear a face covering and adhere to our social distancing measures. If you are experiencing any of the following please do not attend our flu clinic.
1. A high temperature
2. A new continuous cough
3. A loss of taste or smell.
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and 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 are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.