If you are eligible for a flu jab and have not yet had one, we are holding clinics at the surgery that you can book into throughout October and November. Please check your eligibility below.
Who is eligible for the 2020/21 Flu Vaccine?
Those eligible for the flu vaccine are as follows:
- All patients 6 months to under 65 years in clinical at risk groups, such as lung, heart kidney, liver and neurological disease, diabetes, suppressed immunity. Plus those who have recently had to shield during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their immediate family living with them (if they are also our patients).
- Pregnant women.
- Patients over 65 years (or those turning 65 before 31st March 2021).
- Children aged 2-3 years on 31st August 2020 can be vaccinated at the surgery i.e. born between 1st Sept 2016 & 31st Aug 2018.
- All primary school aged children and Year 7s (1st year at secondary school) will be vaccinated at school. Please contact your schools directly for further information.
On the 24th July the Government announced their aim to extend this year’s vaccine programme to 50-64 year olds, from November and December and subject to vaccine supply.
As per the latest advice from the government, we would like to advise our patients that 50-64 year olds will not be eligible for a flu vaccination at our initial October clinics, to allow us to prioritise those in at risk groups first. Please await further advice and do not try to book into these clinics if you are under 65 and not in an at risk group.