We are now taking bookings for this year’s flu vaccinations. Please call reception to make an appointment or if you have an appointment before our 1st clinic at the start of October, then please ask the GP/Nurse for your jab at the same time.
Please note there are three types available this year.
- Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) also known as Fluenz. This is a nasal spray and is for all patients aged 2 years old to less than 18 years of age. We will be vaccinating child aged 2 and 3, with 4-9 year olds being vaccinated in school. Those aged 10-17 will only be vaccinated if in an ‘at risk’ category i.e. suffering from asthma.
- Quadravalent vaccine (QIV) or QUAD. This is for those children in an at risk category under the age of 2 and all adults from 18 to less than 65 years of age who are at increased risk from flu because of a long term health condition.
- Adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) or TRI. This is for all patients aged 65 and over. It is the most effective vaccine available for this age group.
At Risk: You are at increased risk of complication from flu if you are pregnant; suffer from a long term health condition i.e. asthma, heart, kidney or liver disease, diabetes, COPD, stroke; have a BMI over 40; have a learning disability; immuno suppression; chronic neurological disease or MS; coeliac disease.
You are also eligible if you have caring responsibilities so you can stay fit and well.
Please note if you work in healthcare it is your employers responsibility to provide your flu vaccination.