influenza vaccinations

flu

Flu Vaccination Information

This year, with COVID-19 in circulation, it’s more important than ever that eligible groups are vaccinated to protect from flu.

The following groups will be offered the flu vaccination:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children aged 2- 11 years old
  • 65+ years old
  • Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
  • Have a long-term condition
    • a heart problem
    • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
    • a kidney disease
    • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
    • liver disease
    • had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
    • diabetes
    • a neurological condition, e.g. multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy
    • a learning disability
    • a problem with your spleen, e.g. sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
    • Are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • 50-64 year olds 

Flu Clinics

We are currently holding flu vaccination clinics at the University Medical Practice. The next clinic is on:

Wednesday 24th February 2021

10:00hrs - 12:00hrs

This clinic will be held in the morning starting from 10am. We will be sending out text messages to those who are eligible for the flu vaccination and booking them in.