Please note there are national delays affecting the provision of flu vaccines to GP practices. Our Flu clinics will commence as soon as we have a delivery date for the vaccine from our suppliers.
Once we receive the vaccine, we will contact ALL eligible patients directly with an appointment date/time. Please DO NOT call the surgery as we are unable to help you currently. If you can get an earlier vaccination via your local pharmacy, then we recommend you do so as we cannot guarantee when we will receive vaccine into practice.
Flu vaccinations/appointments will be offered under the 2021/22 NHS flu vaccination programme to the following groups only:
- All children aged two to fifteen (but not sixteen years or older) on 31 August 2021
- those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups
- people aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2022)
- those aged from six months to less than 65 years of age, in a clinical risk group such as those with:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma,
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
- chronic liver disease
- chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease
- learning disability
- splenic dysfunction or asplenia
- a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
- morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)
- all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
- household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List, or of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded patient on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
- people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions, university halls of residence, or boarding schools (except where children are of primary school age or secondary school Year 7).
- those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main Carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the Carer falls ill
- those aged 50 years and over * please see note below
- frontline health and social care staff employed by:
- a registered residential care or nursing home
- registered domiciliary care provider
- a voluntary managed hospice provider
- Direct Payment (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants.
* Please note: If you are 50-64 year old but do not fall into one other of the above criteria, you will not be invited for vaccination until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, this is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If, however, you are 50-64 and fall into one or more of the other eligible groups (listed above), for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be contacted directly with an appointment date/time for your vaccination as soon as we have available vaccine.