Flu Vaccination Programme 2023/24

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Who is eligible to receive a free flu vaccine in 2023/24?

Practice Registered Patients in the following groups, will be offered a free flu vaccine in the GP surgery:

  • Patients aged 50 years and over
  • Patients with long term conditions such as:
    • a heart problem
    • diabetes
    • a learning disability
    • a kidney disease
    • a liver disease
    • COPD
    • Asthma (only if requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systematic steroids or previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission)
    • patients with BMI of 30 and above
    • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment
  • Pregnant women
  • Carers
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • All children aged 2 and 3 years
  • Frontline health and social care workers

The flu vaccination programme has also be extended to patients aged 50 to 64 who are not in a clinically at-risk group.

School-aged children and young people will be offered the flu vaccine at school.

Flu clinics at Shrewsbury Road Surgery

We are going to run the following weekend clinics:

Sat 23rd September 2023 09.00 – 13.00

We are also running weekday flu clinics at the Surgery

Please bear in mind that this is a busy clinic and you may have a short wait, make sure you wear loose clothing to make vaccinating easier.

How to book an appointment:

  • You can reply to one of our invite text messages
  • You can call our reception team
  • Ask the Practice staff member to book you an appointment when you are at the surgery

Please only book an appointment if you know you are eligible to receive a free flu vaccine. If you are not sure, please speak to our Practice Team members.