COVID and Flu Vaccinations Update

We are now delivering COVID vaccinations and have started to send out invites to eligible patients.

Please contact us if you are eligible to be vaccinated and you have not received an invite yet.

If you are eligible to have a flu vaccination and you are already booked to have your COVID-19 vaccination, you can request your flu vaccination at the same time. You don’t need to do anything, just let the nurse know in your appointment.

We will be sending flu vaccination invites out to all eligible patients, however, this does take some time. You can contact us via our website or you can telephone us to request an appointment.

Please note that we can only vaccinate patients against flu who fall within the following categories:-

  • those aged 65 years and over
  • those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups (as defined by the influenza chapter in the ‘Green Book’)
  • all children aged 2 to 10 (but not 11 years or older) on 31 August 2022 (i.e. up to school Year 6)
  • pregnant women
  • those in long-stay residential care homes
  • carers
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • frontline health and social care staff employed by the following types of social care providers without employer led occupational health schemes:

(f) registered residential care or nursing home;

(g) registered domiciliary care provider;

(h) a voluntary managed hospice provider; or Direct Payment (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants; and

(j) frontline patient-facing staff working in general practice

Additionally

  • from 15th October 2022, 50 to 64 year olds not in clinical risk groups (including those who turn 50 by 31 March 2023) will be eligible for vaccination
  • secondary school-aged children focusing on years 7, 8 and 9 following the primary school vaccination visits
  • any remaining vaccine will be offered to years 10 and 11, subject to vaccine availability.