Flu season is fast approaching and we now have adult vaccine in stock. We are booking now for some groups. Everyone will need an appointment this year so that we deliver the vaccinations as safely as possible. When you have an appointment please ensure that you arrive on time so that we can manage the number of people in the building.
We will have vaccine clinics as well as taking the chance to vaccinate you if you have an appointment for other reasons.
The flu vaccine will not protect you against Covid-19 but it will make sure that you are protected against having both at the same time. It will also reduce the potential demand on hospitals and other care services, particularly as the initial symptoms can be similar.
Patients Over 50 Years Old
Please call us to book an appointment.
Patients with chronic health problems (under 50 years old)
We advise a flu vaccine if you are over 50 years old or have diabetes, heart disease, lung disease or problems with your liver or kidneys. Additionally people taking medicines that weaken their immune system, such as methotrexate, should also have a vaccination. Please call us to book an appointment. There is a full list at NHS Choices.
School age Children
For children there will be a nasal spray available, although stock of this has not arrived. All children from age two up until school age will be offered a vaccination at the surgery. Older primary age children and year 7 will have a vaccination at school. No needles required! Older children with asthma, diabetes or other reason for being at risk will also be offered the vaccination. Please call us for an appointment.