Influenza (flu) vaccines that protect against the influenza viruses. Most flu vaccines are given with a needle in the arm but there is also a nasal spray flu vaccine.
Flu vaccination is important because, whilst flu is unpleasant for most people, it can be dangerous and even life-threatening to others, particularly those with certain health conditions. The best times to have your flu vaccine is early autumn before flu starts spreading. However, you can get your vaccine later if necessary.
We are holding our flu clinics on the following dates:
- Saturday 23rd September – Linton Health Centre, CB21 4JS
- Saturday 23rd September – Sawston Medical Practice, CB22 3HU
- Sunday 24th September – Royston Health Centre, SG8 7BS
- Saturday 30th September – Shelford Health Centre, CB22 5FY
- Saturday 7th October – Sawston Medical Practice, CB22 3HU
- Sunday 8th October – Royston Health Centre, SG8 7BS
- Saturday 14th October – Barley Surgery, SG8 8HY
- Saturday 14th October – Linton Health Centre, CB21 4JS
- Saturday 21st October – Shelford Health Centre, CB22 5FY
- Saturday 28th October – Linton Health Centre, CB21 4JS
- Saturday 28th October – Barley Surgery, SG8 8HY
All clinics start at 8:30am and finish at 4:15pm
Groups eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine from 1st September 2023 are:
- Those aged 65 years and over
- Those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups including chronic respiratory disease, ischaemic heart disease and vascular disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease, diabetes and adrenal insufficiency, immunosuppression and those who are in close contact with an immunosuppressed person, asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen, pregnant women, and morbid obesity (BMI 40+)
- Carers in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person
- Care home residents
- Pregnant women
- Children aged 2 or 3 years old, specifically at 31st August 2023
Primary school children will be vaccinated in school and only eligible to have through us if they have an underlying health condition mentioned above.
Please note that the over 50’s with no underlying conditions are no longer eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine. However, private flu vaccinations will be widely available through high street pharmacies, etc.
Whilst you are having your jab don’t forget to ask about your eligibility for other vaccinations such as shingles, pneumonia or whooping cough.
Eligible patients will shortly receive a text with a link to book a flu jab, or you can call us on 0300 234 5555. Clinics will be available to book into from August.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.