Influenza (Flu)

Flu Vaccination Clinic Information 2022

Who is eligible for a flu vaccine this year?

  • All children aged 2 to 15 years (but not 16 years or older) on 31 August 2021.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Only children aged 2 to 3 years will be invited to have their vaccine in GP Surgeries. Older children will be vaccinated by community teams in school.
  • Those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups
  • Those aged 50 years and over
  • Pregnant women
  • Those living in a residential or nursing home
  • Carers
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • Frontline health and social care workers

 For further information on eligibility visit Flu Vaccine NHS information.

How can I book an appointment?

If you are eligible for a flu vaccination you can book by calling 01279 215 415.

For your appointment please:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Wear short sleeves if possible
  • Attend at your allocated appointment time. If you are running late you will not be seen after your appointment time and will need to reschedule
  • If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 you must not attend your appointment, you must self isolate and get a test

What safety measures are in place to keep me safe before, during and after my appointment?

Your safety is important to us and the following measures have been put in place to keep all patients and staff safe:

  • All patients will be advised to wear a face covering.
  • All patients attending will be asked a series of questions to identify if they or anyone in their household is experiencing potential symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone experiencing potential symptoms will be asked to leave immediately, self isolate and get a test.
  • Clear signs and social distancing markers will be in place in and around the surgery.
  • There will be a limited number of patients in the building at any one time.
  • All clinicians and patient facing staff members will be following the latest infection control guidance.

What is Flu?

Flu, short for influenza, is an infectious and common viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.

It’s not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses. Symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.

You can catch flu all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as “seasonal flu”.

Influenza (Flu) page on the NHS website.

Don’t put off getting your Flu Vaccination

Don’t put it off!