Flu Vaccination Programme 2023/24

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  • The flu 2023/24 programme is due to start in September. Our first clinic will be on Saturday 16th September, with clinics running every weekend through to the end of October.  
  • Eligible patients will be sent a text message or phone call inviting them to one of our clinics. You can also ask a clinician or receptionist to book you an appointment when you are at the surgery.
  • If you have your flu vaccine at the surgery, you will also be offered any other vaccines you are eligible for, and your medical record will be updated immediately.

Who is eligible to receive a free flu vaccine in 2023/24?

Patients in the following groups, will be offered a free flu vaccine in the GP surgery:

  • Patients aged 65 years and over
  • Patients aged 6 months to under 65 years with long term conditions such as:
  • a heart problem
  • Diabetes
  • A learning disability
  • A kidney disease
  • A liver disease
  • COPD
  • Asthma (only if requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systematic steroids or previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission)
  • Patients with BMI of 40 and above
  • Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment
  • Pregnant women
  • Carers
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • All children aged 2 and 3 years
  • Frontline workers in a social care setting without an employer led occupational health scheme including those working for a registered residential care or nursing home, registered domiciliary care providers, voluntary managed hospice providers and those that are employed by those who receive direct payments (personal budgets) or Personal Health budgets, such as Personal Assistants.

School-aged children and young people will be offered the flu vaccine at school.