Flu Vaccination

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Getting your flu jab:
It’s more important than ever before that you get your flu vaccination if you’re in one of the eligible groups. This is because:

  • more people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • if you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill
  • getting vaccinated against flu and COVID-19 will provide protection for you and those around you for both these serious illnesses

If you are a patient at our GP practice who is aged 50 or over, has certain health conditions or you are pregnant, you can book in for your free flu jab. Please contact the practice to book your appointment.

Children and the flu vaccine:
The children’s flu vaccine is offered as a yearly nasal spray to children aged between 2 and 17 to help protect them against flu. Flu can be a very unpleasant illness for children, with potentially serious complications, including bronchitis and pneumonia. Children can catch and spread flu easily, vaccinating them also protects others who are vulnerable to flu, such as babies and older people

If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years and has a long-term health condition that makes them at higher risk from flu, they’ll be offered a flu vaccine injection instead of the nasal spray

You can get a free flu vaccine for your child at the practice if they are in the below groups. Please contact the practice to book in.

  • From 6 months until 2 years (with long-term condition)
  • From 2 years until child starts primary school
  • Home-schooled children

School aged children will have their flu jabs in school through the School Aged Immunisation Service