Flu Vaccinations 2018-19
Patients 65 and over
This year there is a different vaccine for patients 65 and over, specifically designed for this age group. It is called Fluad.
As there is only one supplier of this vaccine - they are trying to ensure distribution across the country is fair by phasing deliveries so GP Surgeries get 40% of their order in late September, 20% late October and 40% in mid November. This will still leave plenty of time for vaccination before the peak flu season which tends to be Christmas and January.
We are taking bookings for the week commencing 19th November
We have taken as many bookings as we could for the interim period but as the Doctors do have to prioritise more vulnerable patients - it is possible we will have to cancel some of these bookings and move them to the week of 19th November. We will contact anyone affected.
We are very sorry that we have had to cancel some booked clinics and may have to again. We apologise to anyone inconvenienced by this.
Patients UNDER 65 and eligible due to clinical condition
The vaccine for eligible patients aged 18 to 64 is an Inactivated Quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) which is in stock.
Please book an appointment
Fluenz - the live nasal flu vaccine for 2 to 3 year olds has now arrived. Please book in to either a lunch time clinic or a routine appointment with Jamie-Lee or Nola