Flu Vaccinations 2019

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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.

Don’t underestimate the risks of flu.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

  • Adults 65 and over
  • Pregnant women
  • Anyone living with a long term medical condition, for example: diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart, kidney or liver conditions, brain or nervous system conditions, immune system or spleen conditions
  • Children aged 2 and 3
  • Children in primary school
  • People with caring responsibilities

In 2019 there are 3 different types of flu vaccine:

For patients aged between 18 & 64

A quadrivalent injected vaccine (which protects against 4 strains of flu).
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.

For patients aged 65 and over

An adjuvanted injected vaccine.

This is for people aged 65 and over. Adjuvants work to boost our immune response to a vaccine and make it more effective and long-lasting. The amount of adjuvant used in a vaccine is very small and has been shown to be safe, although they can be associated with minor reactions, such as a small lump or redness at the injection site.

For Children and young adults aged 2 to 17 years

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

If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they will be offered an injected flu vaccine as the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2.

Consider having your flu jab at the Surgery and support us.

Although the flu jab is being offered by many alternative providers this year, your GP surgery is still a great place to have this done:

  • We provide a Safe medical environment with the reassurance of an excellent team of health Care Professionals to hand
  • We have direct access to your medical record
  • We can check for any other vaccinations you may be entitled to
  • We can update your personal details if required
  • We can record directly into you notes

Did you know we receive a payment for every single flu jab we give to our patients. The income from our flu clinics helps us to fund other clinical services in the surgery. Please support your GP surgery by considering having your flu jab here.

Please note that you must be booked into the correct clinic for the type of vaccine you need.

Separate clinics will be held for:

  • Adults aged 18-64 in a risk group
    • clinic dates are Saturday 21st of September, 5th October, 12th October & 26th
  • Adults aged 65 and over
    • clinic dates are Saturday 5th October, 12th October & 26th
  • Children and young people aged 2 to 17 years who are eligible for the flu vaccine
    •  clinic dates to follow (or call reception)

To book an appointment, please speak to reception on 01273 559601.