If you are eligible for a flu vaccine you can come to surgery any morning between 9-12am and we will endeavour to vaccinate you. We want to make it easy as possible to access the flu jab. No appointment is required.
If you cannot get to us in the morning let us know and call reception to check a staff member is on site and we will accommodate patients in the afternoon.
You should have the flu vaccine if you:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
Frontline health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It is your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.
Flu vaccine for children
The flu vaccine is free on the NHS for:
- children over the age of 6 months with a long-term health condition
- children aged 2 and 3 on August 31 2018 – that is, born between September 1 2014 and August 31 2016
- children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5: School offers these vaccinations
Children aged between 6 months and 2 years of age who are eligible for the flu vaccine will receive an injected flu vaccine.
Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between 2 and 17 will usually have the flu vaccine nasal spray.
Further information can be found https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/