Flu Vaccinations 2022 / 2023
The practice will soon receive delivery of the flu vaccines and will be sending out appointment invitations shortly.
The flu vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine, offered every year on the NHS to help protect people from getting seriously ill from flu. The best time to have the flu vaccine is in the autumn or early winter, before flu starts spreading. However, you can get the vaccine anytime between September 2022 to March 2023. As the restrictions on wearing face masks and social distancing have relaxed, it is more important than ever to be protected and have the flu vaccination.
CAN I HAVE A FLU VACCINATION?
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) have advised us on which of our patient groups are eligible and when we can vaccinate you:
Children aged 2-3 years We will send you an invitation as soon as we receive delivery
notification of child nasal flu sprays. We expect this to be in
Primary school children from Children will be vaccinated at school. Your school will inform you of reception to year 6 their vaccination programme.
Patients aged 6 months - 18 We will send you an invitation as soon as we receive delivery
years in a clinical risk group notification of child nasal flu sprays. We expect this to be in October
Patients aged 18 years - 64 years We will send you an invitation shortly. Appointment slots for this
with a long term health condition patient group will start from 23rd September 2022.
Pregnant Women We will send you an invitation shortly. Appointment slots for this
patient group will start from 23rd September 2022.
Patients aged 50 years - 64 years Appointment slots will start from 15th October 2022 and are available
without a long-term health now for you to book.
condition. TO ENSURE YOU RECEIVE THE CORRECT VACCINE, PLEASE DO NOT
BOOK INTO A SLOT EARLIER THAN THIS DATE.
Patients aged 65 years an over We will send you an invitation shortly. Appointment slots will start
from 23rd September 2022.
Patients aged 75 years and over Our Primary Care Network (PCN) 'Network 4' will send you an
invitation for a Covid-19 autumn booster vaccination. You will have the option to receive your flu vaccination at the same time. Appointment slots will start from 19th September 2022.
Patients in long stay residential Our Primary Care Network (PCN) 'Network 4' will be visiting our Care
homes/nursing homes Homes to offer the Covid autumn booster and the flu vaccine. Visits
will start week commencing 22nd September 2022.
Voluntary (unpaid) Carers We will send you an invitation shortly. Appointment slots will start from
23rd September 2022. Further information can be found HERE
Learning disability and housebound Our Care Co-Ordination team will be in touch to make arrangements
patients with you.
HOW DO I BOOK MY APPOINTMENT?
Patients who have registered a mobile with the practice will receive a text message with an invitation to book your appointment. Please don't be concerned if you do not receive your text invitation straight away, we haven't forgotten about you. Our computer system will alert us at to when to send your appointment invite.
For those patients who haven't registered a mobile number with the practice, we will telephone eligible patients as we work through the cohorts.
More information on the flu vaccination programme can be found HERE