Flu vaccinations Autumn 2023

Posted by: Mark - Posted on:

Flu vaccination is important because, while flu is unpleasant for most people, it can be dangerous and even life threatening for some people, particularly those with certain health conditions.

The best time to have your flu vaccine is in the autumn or early winter before flu starts spreading. But you can get your vaccine later.

Who qualifies?

  • All patients who:
  • are 65 and over (including those who will be 65 by 31 March 2024)
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • are in long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who is more likely to get a severe infection due to a weakened immune system, such as someone living with HIV, someone who has had a transplant, or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis

We are looking to hold Saturday flu sessions at the surgery from mid September. We will contact all our eligible patients nearer the time with an online booking link. We will also be offering pneumococcal vaccinations and shingles vaccinations for all those eligible.

Please contact reception to book if you have not had a reminder

Flu vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk) Further information on the NHS campaign can be found on the NHS website.