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?
- adults 65 years and over
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- pregnant women
- children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
- children in primary school (vaccination programme in schools)
- frontline health or social care workers
- shielded patients and their households
Lawrence Hill Health Centre Flu Clinics
- Saturday 26th September – over 65s and high risk groups
- Saturday 3rd October – over 65s and high risk groups
- Saturday 10th October – over 65s and high risk groups
- Saturday 17th October – over 65s and high risk groups
Elligible patients will be invited to book an appointment via text message or letter. Please book an appointment either online or through reception.
Information about clinics for children aged 2-3 years will be available soon. School aged children will be vacinated in school.
Whilst we’ve received information that all 50-64 year olds may be eligible for a free flu vaccination as part of plans to protect more people against seasonal flu, these free vaccinations will be subject to vaccine delivery later in the year.
This allows us (GP’s and community pharmacists) to focus on those who are in an at risk group, such as pregnant women and people with long term health conditions. They will be given priority and offered the vaccine first; if you are in this category you will be contacted.
If you are aged 50-64 and not in one of the at risk categories you will be made aware in the coming months if you will be able to attend for vaccination. If the programme is extended this is likely to be November or December