The practice provides flu vaccination from September to March every year. Please book an appointment for your flu Jab at the reception if you are entitled for a free flu jab.
Flu occurs every year and is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Having your flu vaccination can help protect you and others.
The best way to avoid catching and spreading flu is by having the vaccination before the flu season starts which is usually around December time.
The flu vaccination is available free on the NHS for various groups and individuals that could be particularly vulnerable to complications.
This year, the following are eligible for the free flu vaccination:
All children aged two to nine (but not ten years or older) on 31 August 2019
Aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2020)
Those in long-stay residential care homes
People with learning disabilities and their carers
Those aged six months to under 65 years of age with a serious medical condition which include chronic (long term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis; chronic heart disease, such as heart failure; chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five; chronic liver disease; chronic neurological disease such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability; diabetes; splenic dysfunction; weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment); morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)
If you do not fall within any of the above groups, you can still have the vaccination by paying for it.