This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to :
- adults aged 65 and over (including anyone who will be 65 by 31 March 2021)
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in ‘at risk’ groups from 6 months of age)
- pregnant women
- children age 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
- children in primary school (these vaccines are available via the school ONLY)
- children in year 7 (these vaccines are available via the school ONLY)
- frontline health or social care workers
Later in the year it is expected that we will be able to give flu vaccines to people aged 50-64.
More information will be available to the 50-64 newly eligible patients later in the Autumn and until then our appointments are only to be booked by those patients who were already eligible. We have to prioritise vaccine stocks for the most vulnerable patients first.
If you are aged 50-64 but also in another at risk group, you should book your flu vaccine If you have not received your flu invitation letter please contact the practice as soon as possible. You can contact through AskmyGP, telephone or email
If you are aged 50-64 and were NOT already in an at risk group, please ensure the practice has the correct mobile telephone number for you, as details will be sent by text about the availability of additional vaccines later in the year once vaccines supplies have been confirmed. Please do not book an appointment now
If you already know that you do not want a flu vaccine and have received a flu invitation letter please tell us. You can do this via AskmyGP, email or telephone. This means your vaccine can be offered to someone else who needs it. Vaccine supplies are expected to be in extremely high demand this year.