People who should have a flu vaccine
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You should have the flu vaccine if you:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- live with someone who's at high risk of coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list) or you expect to be with them on most days over winter.
Frontline health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It's your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.
For more information on the free NHS vaccination please visit www.nhs.uk
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? This question raises a great deal of discussion. To find out what a group of international scientists and experts of the immune system have to say about it, take a look at this short and informative animated video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRyDSqlnaBY
Flu Clinic 2020/2021
We are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations.
OVER 65's CLINICS ONLY
PLEASE NOTE THESE APPOINTMENTS ARE FOR THOSE BORN BEFORE 1ST APRIL 1956 ONLY
Monday 21st September
Monday 28th September
Friday 16th October
Saturday 17th October
Sunday 18th October
If you're in a clinical at-risk group, appointment dates will be updated here once the vaccines arrive.
PLEASE NOTE THESE APPOINTMENTS ARE FOR THOSE BORN BETWEEN 1ST SEPTEMBER 2016 - 31ST AUGUST 2018 ONLY
Mondays - 21st September, 28th September, 5th October, 12th October, 19th October
Wednesdays - 23rd September, 30th September
Saturdays - 17th October
Sundays - 18th October