Flu Clinics

Because of supply issues we are changing the way we run our flu clinics and this year they will be  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

There are already clinics available for you to book into.

Please telephone the practice to book in.

If you do not wish to have the vaccine, please tell us and we will not bother you further.

Who should have flu vaccine?

People aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 by 31.3.2020)

Those aged 6 months – 64 years in at risk groups, which include:

  • Chronic (long term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease at stage 3,4 or 5
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability
  • Diabetes
  • Splenic dysfunction or no spleen
  • Weakened immune system
  • Obesity, with a BMI of 40 and above
  • All pregnant women
  • People living in long-stay residential care homes
  • Carers
  • Household contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • Children aged 2 and 3 only (as at 31.8.2019)  will be vaccinated by the GP practice
  • Frontline health and social care workers

Children aged 4 – 10 years, but not aged 11 will be vaccinated by the school programme.  It is not possible for the practice to vaccinate these patients.

Should your child miss the scheduled clinic, please ring and ask for the telephone number who will be dealing with mop up clinics.

As last years patients over the age of 65, as at 31.3.20, will receive a different flu vaccine to those under 65.

  • Over 65y as at 31.3.2020 will have Fluenz – (adjuvanted trivalent inactivated vaccine)
  • 18 – 64y as at 31.3.2020 will have QIV (quadrivalent inactivated vaccine)
  • 6m – 17y will have Fluenz (live attenuated quadrivalent influenza vaccine) intranasal spray.

We are advised that the intranasal vaccine for 6m – 17y is not available to order until mid October 19.   We will invite the 2-3 year olds as this vaccine becomes available.