We are hoping to begin our routine flu vaccines mid September, as soon as we have vaccines available, please continue to check here for clinic dates.
The doctors would like to invite you for a Seasonal Flu vaccination if you are:
- aged 65 or over
- the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare would be at risk if you, the carer, fell ill
or have any of the following conditions:
This year please note that people in the 50 to 64-year-old age group (not in an at risk 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 to 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 flu, you will be invited earlier.
We know that proper "flu" in these people is more dangerous and more likely to lead to complications. Please contact reception to arrange your appointment.
The flu vaccine does not contain any "live" virus so it cannot ever give you flu. (Naturally, you can still get a cold or other viral illness if somebody sneezes at you the day before you have your vaccine!)