HOT TOPIC – Flu clinics 2021/22

Following a challenging year delivering COVID vaccinations to the local community, we are now entering flu vaccination season and will be managing our flu clinics much like we have in previous years. Due to uncertainty regarding the roll out of a COVID booster programme, we have not set dates for our flu clinics yet, but we would like our patients to begin to prepare to attend for their flu vaccination from the end of September onwards.

Those eligible for NHS influenza vaccination in 2021 to 2022 are:

  • all children aged 2 to 15 (but not 16 years or older) on 31 August 2021
  • those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups
  • pregnant women
  • those aged 50 years and over
  • those living in long-stay residential care homes
  • carers
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • frontline health and social care staff employed by:
    • a registered residential care or nursing home
    • registered domiciliary care provider
    • a voluntary managed hospice provider
    • Direct Payment (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants.

Those patients aged 50 + and in clinical at risk groups will automatically receive a text or letter invitation to book your flu vaccination. If you are a Carer, in close contact with an immunosuppressed individual or if your vocation makes you eligible for vaccination, you may need to identify yourself to us. Please do so by visiting our website and completing an ‘ask the practice a question’ form. Please do not call us as this causes increase in call waiting times.

Please visit keep an eye on the website ‘news’ section for up to date flu clinic news.