Flu Clinics 2021

The format of our flu clinics is to ensure social distancing guidelines can be followed. We are running major flu clinics on Saturdays – so please try to book appointments on Saturdays if possible.

Things to note:

  • How to book a flu appointment: flu appointments can only be booked by telephone; 01372 455450
  • Masks: must be worn at all times
  • Appointment times: flu appointments are at specific times (to ensure social distancing) – please make sure you come to the practice at the right time
  • Saturday clinics – car park: the car park will not be available – to allow for queueing – please park elsewhere

Clinics currently available include:

For people who are 18 to 64 years who are eligible

Very limited stock is currently available.

Additional flu vaccine stock has been ordered – and further clinics will be added when available.

For people who are 65 years and above

Very limited stock is currently available.

Additional flu vaccine stock has been ordered – and further clinics will be added when available.

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk (as in the list below). This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.

Flu vaccination appointments currently available are for people who:

  • are 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • are in long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • frontline health or social care workers

For children we run separate flu clinics with the flu vaccine being free on the NHS for:

  • children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2021 – born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2019
  • children aged 2 to 17 years with long-term health conditions
  • all primary school children (reception to year 6) – these will be available in their schools
  • all year 7 to year 11 children in secondary school – these will be available in their schools

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.

This is because the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2 years.

The nasal spray vaccine offers the best protection for children aged 2 to 17 years. They will be offered the flu vaccine injection if the nasal spray vaccine is not suitable for them.

For children who are under 18 years with certain medical conditions or and 3 years old

Clinic times:

  • Wednesday 3rd November 16:00 – 16:45
  • Tuesday 9th November 16:00 – 16:45
  • Thursday 11th November 16:00 – 16:45

For more information about who is eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination – please visit the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk/who-should-have-flu-vaccine