Flu vaccination appointments will be running from late September and will become available to book from early-mid September.
As part of the national programme – as last year – people aged over 65 will be given a different vaccine to those under 65. Appointments for over 65s will be running from late September onwards and under 65s appointments from mid October. Our children’s clinic is on Saturday 17th October.
If you are eligible but do not want a flu vaccine this year, please advise reception so we can remove you from this year’s list.
This year the flu vaccination is being offered to the following groups:
- adults 65 and over
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- pregnant women
- people at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- people living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
- children in primary school (will be vaccinated at school)
- children in year 7 (will be vaccinated at school)
- frontline health or social care workers
According to national guidance, the flu vaccine may be given to people aged 50 to 64 later in the year. More information will be available later in the autumn.
However, if you’re aged 50 to 64 and in an at-risk group, you should not delay having your flu vaccine.
Types of clinic
- Our children’s clinic is on the morning of Saturday 17th October at Eversden Surgery. Appointments must be booked in advance.
- Adults clinics: this year, in order to limit the number of people in the surgery building at one time, we will be running our vaccination clinics outside of usual surgery hours. Appointments will be available at weekends, early morning, and early evening.