Free NHS Flu Vaccinations 2021
Vaccination Clinic Dates
These will be held at Parkfield on Saturdays between 08:30 and 12:30 for all over-65s and all under-65s with long-term conditions on Saturdays:
- 2 October
- 9 October
- 16 October
- 30 October
We are delighted to advise that we have secured plenty of flu vaccine for our over 65’s and under 65s at risk. We have a large team of clinicians to vaccinate on the dates above, and look forward to welcoming you to the surgery for your vaccine.
We will send Invitations to eligible patients by SMS, e-mail or by post.
Please bring your invitation with you on the day to confirm your eligibility.
Sessions will be walk-in – you don’t need an appointment.
Please be aware of the notes below on keeping everyone safe at the clinics.
If you are unable to attend on these dates, please phone reception for an appointment.
Who is eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine?
The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to:
- Anyone over 65 years old (including those becoming 65 years by 31 March 2022)
- People with certain long-term health conditions – see list below
- Those at any stage in pregnancy
- People living in long-stay residential or care homes
- Those who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
- Anyone receiving Carer’s Allowance, or main carer of an older/disabled person
- Frontline health and social care workers
- Healthy over 50s (including those who become 50 by 31 March 2022) – see below
Those aged under 65 with long term health conditions including:
- respiratory conditions such as asthma needing steroid inhaler/tablets, COPD
- heart disease such as heart failure or coronary heart disease
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological disease such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- splenic dysfunction such as sickle cell disease or absent spleen
- a weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV/AIDS, cancer chemotherapy, or those on immunosuppressant’s
- Being very overweight (a BMI over 40)
Healthy adults aged 50 to 64
We are expecting to receive vaccine for the healthy over-50s from central government stocks later in the autumn. Once received, we will plan additional clinics for this group and we will invite you by SMS, e-mail or by post.
Children aged 2 and 3 years – nasal flu vaccine
We will offer nasal flu vaccination to all those aged 2 and 3 (under 4 years on 31 August 2021).
We are expecting delivery of the nasal flu vaccine soon, and will send invitations by SMS, e-mail or by post once we have received stocks.
School-aged children – Reception to year 11
We are able to vaccinate school-aged children at Parkfield with a long-term health condition (see list above).
For all other school-aged children, the school nursing service will offer vaccination at school to those in reception to year 11.
Should you have a vaccine?
We strongly encourage all patients over 65, aged 2 and 3 years, those with a long-term health condition and carers to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination at the surgery.
For more information about the flu vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk and enter “flu vaccine” in the search box.
Keeping everyone safe
We ask all patients to be aware of and to observe the following guidance:
- Please adhere to social distancing at all times
- Please wear a face covering over your nose and mouth
- Please wear clothing that makes the upper arm easily accessible
- There will be no vehicular access to our car park and the side road running alongside the surgery will be closed. Please try to avoid using a car where possible and consider parking in one of the larger pay and display car parks to minimise traffic congestion. Please try to save the pay and display bays near to the surgery for those with disabilities