WALK IN CLINIC SUNDAY 3.4.22. Come to the surgery between 9-12am. Let the staff know that you are here for a flu jab (there will be also be covid vaccinations running). Please check that you are eligible for an NHS flu jab before you attend.
Children will need to book an appointment for flu vaccination as this is not carried out in our Saturday morning walk-in clinic.
Please make your way to the white tent in the car park where a steward will guide you.
The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to people who:
- are 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
- have certain health conditions (see below)
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
- frontline health or social care workers
If you do not meet the criteria for an NHS flu jab, you can get this privately at many high street pharmacies and in some supermarkets.
Flu vaccine for people with long-term health conditions
- respiratory conditions, such as asthma (needing steroid inhaler or tablets), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
- heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease or heart failure
- being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
- chronic kidney disease
- liver disease, such as hepatitis
- neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- problems with your spleen, for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or taking medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy