Covid, Flu , Polio & MMR Vaccination Campaigns - 2022

Flu Vaccinations 2022/23

The flu is an unpleasant illness caused by the influenza virus infecting the respiratory system, including your nose, throat and lungs. Flu will often get better on its own, but it can make some people seriously ill, and can be life threatening. In a bad flu year on average around 30,000 people in the UK die from flu and pneumonia.

The flu vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine. It’s offered every year on the NHS to help protect people at risk of getting seriously ill from flu.

Eligible patients will be sent a text invitation to self-book into available appointments.

 

If you are eligible, but you have not received a text message, please contact us via eConsult or telephone the practice, if you do not have access to our website.

 

Patients for whom a mobile number is not held, will be contacted separately. 

The practice will be providing vaccines to the following patients:

  • aged 65 & over 
  • Aged 6 months to 65 years in at-risk groups, including people with the following health conditions:

        - Respiratory (lung) diseases, including asthma

        - Heart disease, kidney disease or liver disease

        - Neurological (brain or nerve) conditions including learning            disability

        - Diabetes

        - A severely weakened immune system

  • Patients who are pregnant 

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 2023)
  • have certain health conditions
  • 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.

The nasal spray flu vaccine will be available for: 

  • children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2022 – born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2020

Parent/Guardians will be sent a text invitation to self-book into available appointments.

For more information about the Flu vaccination, please visit the link below:

The flu and flu vaccines - North Central London Integrated Care System (nclhealthandcare.org.uk)