Flu vaccinations 2017
Seasonal flu vaccinations are now available for eligible patients.
If you are aged 65 or over, or you are currently pregnant, or you suffer from one of the conditions listed below, you should have your flu vaccination every year:
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Heart disease
- Chronic respiratory disease, including asthma
- An impaired immune system
- The vaccine is free to all children who were 2 or 3 years old on August 31st 2017.
- It is also free to children in Reception and Years 1 to 4 and is usually offered through the child's Primary School.
- It is also free to all children with a long-term health condition. Invites are being sent out by text and letter to all of these patients.
The children's flu vaccine is now usually given by nasal spray.
The vaccines for children are due to be delivered in late September. Please book appointments for children after October 1st.
Booking a flu vaccination
You can book a flu vaccination:
- Online by clicking here.
- By phone on 01932 840123
- At Reception
Flu vaccination clinics
Flu vaccination appointment begin on 21st September 2017 and are mostly on Mondays and Thursdays.
We are running a Saturday clinic on 30th September 2017. This is an appointment-only clinic.
Walk-in clinics are available on the following dates:
Wednesday 20th September
Wednesday 27th September
Wednesday 25th October
Tuesday 31st October
Wednesday 8th November
Wednesday 22nd November
Patients with egg allergies
We do not have a specific egg-free vaccine this year. The advice from NHS England is that unless you have had an Intensive Care admission for severe anaphylaxis to egg in the past, it is safe for you to receive the regular vaccines at the Practice because our vaccines have a very low ovalbumin content. If you are unsure, please ask when you come for your vaccine.
Click here for more information on the flu vaccine on NHS Choices.