After a short delay to our anticipated delivery dates, we are pleased to announce that our seasonal adult flu vaccinations are now in stock for all age groups. In addition, we are continuing to offer flu vaccinations to children aged 2 & 3 years (other children will receive via their school). We will be holding regular flu clinics offering patients the flu vaccination.
All appointments will be availble to book via the NHS app and Patient Access. If possible, please book your appointment online rather than calling the practice.
You are eligible for a free flu vaccination on the NHS if you are in one of the groups below:
- are 50 and over (including those who'll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
- have certain health conditions
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
- frontline health or social care workers
We recommend a flu vaccination for all individuals with the following health conditions:
- respiratory conditions, such as asthma (needing steroid inhaler or tablets), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
- heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease or heart failure
- being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
- chronic kidney disease
- liver disease, such as hepatitis
- neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- 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 taking medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
Published: Oct 5, 2021
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