Flu Vaccinations 2020-21 Season
Patients 65 and over:
There is a different vaccine for patients 65 and over, specificially designed for this age group.
We will be delivering Fluad which is a Adjuvanted Trivalent Inactivated Flu (influenza) vaccine from the beginining of September in designated flu clinics.
Patients attending for ordinary GP or nurse appointments may be offered a flu vaccine during these if well enough at that time.
Clinics avaliable to patients over 65 eligible for the flu vaccine:
Please contact your surgery to arrange an appointment.
Alternatively if you have access to Patient Access you can book your appointment online.
Patients under 65 and eligible due to clinical condition:
The vaccine eligible for patients aged 18 to 64 is an Inactivated Quadrivalent Vaccine (QIV). We will be delivering Influvac this year from mid-September.
Children (2-3 year olds):
The live nasal flu vaccine for 2 to 3 years old is called Fluenz which is given via the nostrils.
Patients aged 50-64:
Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccines. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
Flu Vaccinations 2020-21 season: FAQs:
Why am I being asked to wait to have the flu vaccine?
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This year it is more important than ever to get yourself vaccinated against flu.
For more information about the NHS Flu Campaign, please please follow this link
Published: Aug 26, 2020