WE ARE NOW BOOKING APPOINTMENTS FOR THE FLU VACCINATION.
SUPPORT YOUR GP PRACTICE – HAVE THE VACCINATION WITH US !
Every flu jab you have elsewhere means fewer resources for your GP practice.
The Flu vaccination provides the best protection against an unpredictable virus which infects many people and can cause serious illness and death each year.
The vaccination is free and recommended yearly for those most at risk of flu.
- children aged 2 to 8 years old*
- pregnant women
- anyone living with a long term medical condition
- everyone aged 65 and over
- people with caring responsibilities
If there is someone you rely on to care for you, please ask them to contact their own GP Practice as they may be eligible for a free flu vaccination.
* Pre-school children aged 2 to 3 years will be vaccinated at their general practice. Children aged 4 to 8 years will usually be vaccinated at school.
For this year there are 3 different types of flu vaccine:
- a live quadrivalent vaccine (which protects against 4 strains of flu), given as a nasal spray. This is for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years eligible for the flu vaccine
- a quadrivalent injected vaccine. This is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at increased risk from flu because of a long-term health condition and for children 6 months and above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live vaccine
- an adjuvanted injected vaccine. This is for people aged 65 and over.