Flu Vaccination 2023/24
We are now offering both Covid 19 and Influenza vaccinations for all our registered patients who are elligible for these important vaccinations
You are eligible to receive a flu vaccination if you are
- Aged 65 years or over
- Aged between 2 and 12 years
- Are currently pregnant
- Have a long term medical condition that puts you at risk of complications from Influenza. Click here for further information.
- Are a health care worker
For further information on the flu vaccine elligibility criteria, click here.
There are two types of flu vaccines being offered this year. First is an injectable vaccine which works against four different strains of the flu virus (quadrivalent). It is very easy to be administered and has very few side effects. This vaccine will be offered to our adults from 18 years of age.
For children between the age of two and twelve or teenagers between twelve and seventeen with medical conditions, we have a nasal vaccine which is administered by spraying a tiny amount of liquid containing the vaccine into the nostrils. This avoids the prospect of a needle for our younger patients and is a very welcome advance in vaccine technology. For more information about the nasal flu vaccine click here.
Covid-19 Booster Vaccine
You are eligible for a Covid-19 booster if you are aged over 50 or aged between 5 and 49 with a compromised immune system or a medical condition which puts you at increased risk of severe disease from Covid-19. For more information on what conditions are included for the booster vaccine, click here.