Flu clinics 2020-21

Flu clinics are running differently from previous years due to the coronavirus pandemic, so please read the following information carefully.

Flu vaccines are now available for eligible groups. Please call to book an appointment.

When attending your appointment, please:

  • attend alone if at all possible.
  • wear a face mask.
  • arrive as close to your appointment time as possible - do not arrive early.

If you have any signs of illness on the day of your appointment, do not attend and call us to let us know.

Please check the location of your appointment carefully, as some clinics are running at Heathcoat and Moorhayes Community Centres, rather than at your normal GP practice.

The NHS is now offering flu vaccines to the following groups:

  • people aged 50 years or over (including those becoming age 50 years by 31st March 2021)
  • people with a condition which means they are more at-risk from flu, including people with:
  • long-term respiratory disease such as severe asthma
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
  • chronic liver disease
  • chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease
  • learning disability
  • diabetes
  • splenic dysfunction or asplenia
  • a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
  • morbid obesity (defined as BMI of 40 and above)
  • all pregnant women (including women who become pregnant during the flu season)
  • household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List, or of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded patient on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
  • people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities
  • 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.
  • all children who were aged two to eleven on 31st August 2020.