Flu Vaccinations

PROTECT YOURSELF | PROTECT THOSE AROUND YOU | PROTECT THE NHS

 

This year it is more important than ever to get yourself vaccinated against flu. Flu is a serious illness which can lead to hospitalisation and vaccination is a way of protecting ourselves.

For more information visit NHS Flu Campaign.

 

Who is eligible for a free annual NHS Flu Vaccination?

  • are 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
  • people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • are pregnant
  • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
  • children in primary school (vaccination programme in schools)
  • 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

Lawrence Hill Health Centre Flu Clinics 

Elligible patients will be invited to book an appointment via text message or letter. Please book an appointment either online or through reception. We are running weekly clinics.

Information about clinics for children aged 2-3 years will be available soon. School aged children will be vacinated in school.

Flu Vaccines and Faith Statements

We recognise that some religious adherents may have concern about the porcine gelatin in some vaccines, particularly the nasal flu vaccine. These statements by faith leaders may help patients in their choice of whether to have the vaccine.

Statement by the Muslim Fatwa Council

Statement by Jewish Leaders