Almost 3000 local patients are eligible to receive the vaccination, which is provided free of charge to all patients registered with the practice who are aged 50 or over and to patients with certain chronic diseases including:
- Chronic heart disease
- Some asthmatic patients
- Liver disease
- Central nervous system diseases
- Chronic renal disease
Other eligible patients include:
- Those with lowered immunity
- Those living in long-stay nursing or residential homes
We run dedicated Saturday flu clinics in September, October and November. These will be bookable appointments due to Covid-19. Patients will not be vaccinated if they turn up at the surgery without an appointment. We also have bookable appointments on Thursday afternoons. Patients should not attend for their vaccination if they are feeling unwell or have a temperature that day. The flu vaccination may help protect against flu over the winter months and help prevent more serious illnesses as a result of flu.
People aged under 50 and in general good health do not need a flu vaccination.