Flu Vaccinations 2021 / 22

We have now started our flu vaccination programme for this season.

We are currently inviting all patients Over 65, all patients aged 2 to 3, and patients with certain medical conditions (that would require a flu immunisation) to be vaccinated.

We will send you an invite for your vaccination by text.

Please do not contact us until you have been invited for your vaccine.

Flu vaccine

The flu vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine.

It's offered every year on the NHS to help protect people at risk of getting seriously ill from flu.

If you would like further information regarding the flu vaccine, please click here to visit the NHS website.

Flu vaccine and coronavirus (COVID-19)

Flu vaccination is important because:

  • more people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • if you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, research shows you're more likely to be seriously ill

  • getting vaccinated against flu and COVID-19 will provide protection for you and those around you for both these serious illnesses

If you've had COVID-19, it's safe to have the flu vaccine. It will still be effective at helping to prevent flu.

Who can have the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to people who:

  • are 50 and over

  • 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

  • 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)

 

 

Where to get the flu vaccine

You can have the NHS flu vaccine at:

  • your GP surgery

  • a pharmacy offering the service

  • your midwifery service if you're pregnant

  • a hospital appointment

If you do not have your flu vaccine at our Practice, you do not have to tell us. This will be done for you.