The NHS has made changes to the flu vaccination programme this year. There will be 3 flu vaccines for the practice to administer to different age groups. Therefore we have to arrange our flu clinics differently. Our vaccine stock has been ordered specifically for the numbers in each patient group and cannot be used outside of these groups.
If you are over 65 or will be by 31 March 2019
If you are aged 65 and over then you will receive the “Fluad” vaccine. This is a new adjuvanted trivalent inactivated flu vaccine which as been shown to be more effective in the elderly at providing good protection against influenza. We will be receiving supplies of this vaccine in 3 deliveries and will organise flu clinics specifically for patients aged 65 and over.
If you are under 65 and at risk
If you are under 65 and at risk you will receive the quadrivalent vaccine. This offers better protection for the types of influenza that affects younger patients.
Children’s Flu clinics – we will be holding a children’s flu clinic on Saturday 17th November 2018 – eligible parents can have their flu jab at the same time. Please book at reception.
We will be holding flu vaccination sessions during the week, please ask at reception.