Seasonal Flu Vaccine 2020 – Don’t miss out

Flu can be unpleasant, but if you’re otherwise healthy, it’ll usually clear up on its own in about a week.

This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:

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  • adults 65 and over (born on or before 31 March 1956)
  • people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age. See list below)
  • pregnant women
  • people living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
  • are the main carer for someone

The main conditions eligible for the flu vaccine are:

  • diabetes
  • heart disease or health failure
  • kidney disease
  • stroke or TIA
  • asthma which has required treatment in the past year or has resulted in an admission to hospital in the past two years
  • chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other significant respiratory conditions
  • dementia and other significant neurological conditions
  • liver disease
  • immunocompromised due to a medical condition or treatment
  • body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more (if deemed clinically appropriate by a clinician)
  • you live in long term nursing or residential home

Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.

If you, or a dependent of yours, is aged six months or older and falls in one of the groups above (or you have received a flu vaccination invitation letter you will be eligible for the flu vaccination). The vaccine offers you the best possible protection against the main flu strains in circulation this winter.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination for 50-64 year olds

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated (against the flu) until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. 

If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

For more information please visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Clinic Dates

Aged 18 – 64 Vaccination Clinics

We will be flu clinics on the below dates for eligible patients aged 18 – 65 in the at risk groups:

DateLocationTime
Saturday 26th September*Welbeck Road & Eastcote Lane08:30 – 12:00Fully Booked
Tuesday 6th October*Welbeck Road13:30 – 15:00Good Availability
Saturday 17th October*Welbeck Road & Eastcote Lane08:30 – 12:00Good Availability
*Please note these are pre-booked appointments clinics only. We will not be running walk in flu clinics
Aged 65 and Over Vaccination Clinics

We will be flu clinics on the below dates for patients aged 65 & over:

DateLocationTime
Tuesday 29th September*Welbeck Road13:30 – 15:00Fully Booked
Saturday 3rd October*Welbeck Road & Eastcote Lane08:30 – 12:00Good Availability
Saturday 17th October*Welbeck Road & Eastcote Lane08:30 – 12:00Good Availability
*Please note these are pre-booked appointments clinics only. We will not be running walk in flu clinics
Child Vaccination Clinics

We will be running nasal flu clinics on the below dates for the following eligible children:

  • children over the age of 6 months and 17 and under with a long-term health condition 
  • children aged 2 and 3 years on 31 August 2020 (that is, born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2018)
Date Location Time
Wednesday 30th September*Welbeck Road14:00 – 16:30Last Few
Monday 26th October*Welbeck Road11:00 – 13:30Fully Booked
Wednesday 28th October*Eastcote Lane16:00 – 18:30Last Few
*Please note these are pre-booked appointments clinics only. We will not be running walk in flu clinics