Flu Vaccination

From late September 2020, we will be able to offer a free flu vaccine to the following patients:

  • patients aged 65 years and over
  • patients aged from 6 months to less than 65 years in a clinical risk group such as:
    • 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 three, four or five
    • chronic liver disease
    • chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neuron disease, or learning disability
    • diabetes
    • asplenia and splenic dysfunction
    • a weakened immune system due to diseases (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
    • morbidly obese (BMI of 40+)
    • all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
  • patients living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities
  • patients who in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person
  • household contacts of someone who is on the NHS Shielded Patient List
  • frontline health and social care workers with direct patient/service user contact

This year, more people will be offered the free flu vaccine later in the autumn (Nov-Dec’20). We are currently awaiting guidance from NHSE/I with regards to the extra cohorts.

From 7th September, 2020, we are able to offer LAIV (live attenuated influenza vaccine nasal spray suspension) to the following:

  • children and adolescents from 2 years to under 18 years of age who are in the clinical risk group category (see above)
  • children aged 2 or 3 years on 31st August, 2020

Primary school aged children – children of appropriate age for reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

and year 7 secondary school aged children will be offered flu vaccination at school .

You can find more information on children and flu vaccination here.

If you would like to have your flu vaccination, please contact  us to arrange an appointment.