Flu Vaccination Campaign 2020/2021

As autumn approaches in the coming months, now is the time to start thinking about getting 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.

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 will be holding our Flu Clinics over the next few months. Due to the current COVID-19 situation they will operate in a slightly different way to previous years to protect our patients and staff

We will have walk through clinics, with 2m distancing. The queue will start in the car park, go through the building via the main entrance and out through a staff door. Therefore, the car park will not be in use. You will need to wear your own mask, dress such that you can easily expose your upper arm and refrain from bringing bags and items that you would need to put down. Vaccinations might not be administered in a private room so please dress accordingly.

Please telephone 01635 917917 to book for the following clinics:

Over 65’s

  • 12th September
  • 19th September
  • 26th September

Under 65’s in vulnerable groups and Over 65’s

  • 10th October
  • 17th October
  • 31st October

Fluenz for children nasal spray

  • 11th September

(More to be arranged)

Over 50’s not in vulnerable groups: Late November, dates to be decided

This year the flu vaccine is being offer 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

Flu Jabs for patients aged 50 – 64

Clinics for the new 2020 cohort of eligible patients aged 50-64, who do not have an ‘at risk condition’ (see NHS UK) will follow soon. These dates and times will be announced on our website.

External websites for further information: