Flu Vaccinations 2020-21 season
Appointment only clinics – initially by invitation but now taking bookings from all those in the Usual Eligible cohort (The new cohort 50-64 without a health condition please see NHS England message further down)
Patients at Highest Risk of complications from flu invited first - we are still trying to contact some of these patients.
Patients on site for nurse or GP appointment can be vaccinated if eligible
Smaller clinics due to social distancing but putting on more clinics
Pre booked Drive Through Flu Clinic in Maidenhead now available with set sessions for our surgery manned by surgery staff
Separate clinics will be set up for Child Nasal Flu live vaccine
Clinic booking now open for all those 65 and over or those in at risk categories
Clinics on site Saturday 19th, 26th Sept, 3rd October and 10th October - by appointment only
Drive Through Clinic By Appointment only Wed 23rd Sept, Wed 30th Sept and Tues 13th October
Who should have a flu vaccine - please follow the link below
Please note: 50-64 years old without a qualifying health condition – see NHS England message below
Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
Patients 65 and over
There is a different vaccine for patients 65 and over, specifically designed for this age group. It is called Fluad.
Public Health England poster re 65 and over vaccination
Patients attending for ordinary GP or nurse appointments can be vaccinated during these if well enough at that time
Patients UNDER 65 and eligible due to clinical condition
The vaccine for eligible patients aged 18 to 64 is an Inactivated Quadrivalent vaccine (QIV)
Fluenz - is the live nasal flu vaccine for 2 to 3 year olds. Clinics have started and a waiting list in operation as stock arrives weekly due to this being a live vaccine.
Page updated 25/09/20