Seasonal Flu season 2022-23

Seasonal Flu Vaccination 2022-23 - Last updated 21/09/2022

 

Appointments are now available for eligible patients to book to receive their seasonal flu vaccination. The Practice will not have any flu vaccinations available until 25th September 2022.

If you have online access or the NHS app you are able to book your flu vaccination online. 

We will be holding a driving through flu clinic on Saturday 1st October 2022.  Appointments are available, please contact reception to book or book online if you have access to do so. 

Not sure if you are eligible?  Please find below the details of eligibility this year. 

  • For the 2022 to 2023 influenza season, vaccinations will be offered under the NHS influenza immunisation programme to the following groups:

    • all children aged 2 to 3 years on 31 August 2022
    • all primary school aged children (from Reception to year 6) - These will be given by the school nursing team
    • people aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2023)
    • those aged from 6 months to less than 65 years of age in a clinical risk group such as those with:
      • chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as asthma (requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
      • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
      • chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5
      • chronic liver disease
      • chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease
      • learning disability
      • diabetes
      • splenic dysfunction or asplenia
      • a 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)
    • all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the influenza season)
    • household contacts of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation on most days over the winter and, therefore, for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
    • people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions, university halls of residence, or boarding schools (except where children are of primary school age)
    • those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
    • From 15th October 2022 - anyone who is aged over 50 years of age and does not fall in to any of the cohorts above, can recieve a flu vaccination

How will I be invited?

The Practice will  invite patients who are eligibile to recieve their flu vaccination, working from those most at risk first.  

You do not need to wait until you have recieved your invitation, please book online or by calling the Practice on 01420542542.

The Practice will send invites via letters, emails and SMS to our patients.

Example of SMS:

A free flu vaccine is available for you at the practice.
If you don't want one, or have already received it elsewhere please let us know.

To book, please follow this link within 48 hours