Flu Vaccinations 2022 / 2023

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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 

                                                                     October 2022.

 

 

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 

                                                                     2022.

 

 

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. 

FURTHER INFORMATION 

More information on the flu vaccination programme can be found HERE