Flu Vaccination Campaign 2020/2021
It is time to get the annual flu jab. This year, the free jab will be offered to more people amidst concerns around the still-present coronavirus.
The NHS flu programme in England typically offers the flu vaccine to those over the age of 65, pregnant women and those with existing health conditions or weakened immune systems. These groups will remain a high priority this year, while the programme will also be extended to reach out to more people if vaccine stocks allow.
In a typical winter, flu is one of the biggest health concerns for many older and vulnerable people. With the additional threat of coronavirus this year, the public are being advised to take extra care to avoid both of these diseases. The government hopes for as many people as possible to receive the flu jab to reduce the risk of caregivers and healthcare workers coming under immense pressure.
We are holding our Flu Clinics now. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, they will operate in a slightly different way to previous years to protect our patients and staff. You will receive a text reminding you to book an appointment however you can call us on 01636 704225 to book now!
Starting on the 19th September we will be holding clinics for our clinically vulnerable patients. These patients will be amongst the first to be contacted by us alongside any family members they live with. This is so we can prioritise the members of our community who are the most vulnerable, including members of their household.
These clinics will by invitation only. You will receive a letter from us with details of your appointment times.
This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:
- Adults 65 and over
- People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months)
- Pregnant women
- People living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
- Children in Primary School
- Children in Year 7 (secondary school)
- Frontline health or social care workers
- Patients aged 50 – 64 who do not have an ‘at risk condition’
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