Flu Vaccination

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Protect Yourself with Flu Vaccination

As the flu season approaches, it is crucial to protect yourself and your loved ones by getting a flu vaccination. The flu vaccine is a safe and effective way to reduce the risk of getting the flu and its complications.

Who can have the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to adults who:

  • are 65 and over (including those who will be 65 by 31 March 2024)
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • 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 a severe infection due to a weakened immune system, such as someone living with HIV, someone who has had a transplant, or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Children aged 2-3 year olds

How to get the flu vaccine

If you’re eligible for an NHS flu vaccine, you can:

Some people may be able to get vaccinated through their maternity service, care home or their employer if they are a frontline health or social care worker.

You may receive an invitation to get vaccinated, but you do not have to wait for this before booking an appointment.

Where to Get Vaccinated

Please call us on 01895 632 677 as there are flu slots available throughout the week.

We are also holding flu clinics on the following Saturdays:

LocationType of Appointment
Saturday 7th October 2023Appointment only – please contact to book
Saturday 14th October 2023Appointment only – please contact to book

The flu vaccine for people with long-term health conditions

The flu vaccine is offered free on the NHS to people with certain long-term health conditions, including:

Talk to your doctor if you have a long-term health condition that is not in one of these groups. They should offer you a flu vaccine if they think you’re at risk of serious health problems if you get flu.