Flu vaccination clinics are now open at both Oak Tree Lane Surgery and Rosemary Street Health Centre.
Who is the programme being extended to?
Vaccinations are continuing to be offered to those in priority groups (such as those over the age of 65 and those with long term health conditions), we will then be able to offer it to all those aged 50 to 64 years old regardless of whether they have a long-term health condition.
So vaccination is especially important this winter.
What should I do?
If you are aged 50 to 64 years old (including those who turn 50 by 31 March 2022) then during January you will be invited to attend your GP surgery for the vaccine.
If you have a long-term health condition that puts you more at risk from flu, you are in one of the priority groups who should not delay getting the vaccine.
Visit www.nhs.uk/flujab to check the type of health conditions that this includes.
Which flu vaccine will I be offered?
All of our vaccines are culture based NOT egg based so if you are allergic to eggs you can still be vaccinated against the flu virus at our surgeries.
None of the flu vaccines can give you flu.