FLU VACCINATION 2020 - 2021   Walk In Clinics have begun here at The Good Practice

 
  • The Good Practice is now offering the flu vaccine  to our patient community. Our next flu clinic is for children on Tuesday 26th October. Please pop in.  NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

  • Our roll out is part of the national programme to vaccinate  over 35 million people during the upcoming winter season, including all secondary school students up to year 11 for the first time. This builds on the success of last year’s expanded flu programme, which saw a record number of people get their jab.Millions more people will benefit from a free flu vaccine this year

  • We will be contacting everyone by text and by telephone. But please pop in to the surgery for more details if you haven't heard from us.

  • Last year, 4 in 5 (80.9%) people aged 65 and over in England received their flu vaccine – exceeding the World Health Organization uptake ambition of 75%.

Working with the NHS, the government is preparing to deliver the expanded flu programme alongside any booster programme for COVID-19 vaccines as part of wider autumn and winter planning, which centres around protecting as many lives as possible.

During the 2021 to 2022 season, which began in  September, the flu jab will be available to:

  • all children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2021

  • all children in primary school and all children in school years 7 to 11 in secondary school

  • those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups

  • pregnant women

  • those aged 50 years and over

  • unpaid carers

  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals

  • frontline health and adult social care staff

Published: Sep 23, 2021