Flu clinic appointments are available NOW for you to book,
from 10 September 2018 onwards.
- Summary of those who are recommended to have the flu vaccine
- Are aged 65 and over on 31.03.2019 – born on or before 31.03.1954
Are aged over 6 months with certain medical conditions
Are living in a long-stay care home or other long-stay care facility
Are the main Carer for someone
Children aged 2 and 3 on 31.08.2018 – born between 01.09.2014 and 31.08.2016
Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3,4 and 5
Household contacts of anyone who is immunocompromised
- Types of flu vaccine available
- This year (2019) there are 3 different types of flu vaccine:
- a live quadrivalent vaccine (which protects against 4 strains of flu), given as a nasal spray. This is for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years eligible for the flu vaccine
- a quadrivalent injected vaccine. This is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at increased risk from flu because of a long-term health condition and for children 6 months and above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live vaccine
- an adjuvanted injected vaccine. This is for people aged 65 and over
- If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they will be offered an injected flu vaccine as the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2.
For advice and information about the flu vaccination, speak to your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.
It is best to have the flu vaccination in the autumn before any outbreaks of flu. Remember that you need it every year, so don’t assume you are protected because you had one last year.
For further information click onto the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/