Flu Vaccinations 2019-20 season
Patients 65 and over - the vaccine has arrived
There is a different vaccine for patients 65 and over, specifically designed for this age group. It is called Fluad.
As there is only one supplier of this vaccine - they are trying to ensure distribution across the country is fair by phasing deliveries so GP Surgeries get 40% of their order in late September, 20% late October and 40% in mid November. This will still leave plenty of time for vaccination before the peak flu season which tends to be Christmas and January.
Public Health England poster re 65 and over vaccination
New clinics added for 17th , 21st and 22nd October
Patients attending for ordinary GP or nurse appointments can be vaccinated during these if well enough at that time
Patients UNDER 65 and eligible due to clinical condition
The vaccine for eligible patients aged 18 to 64 is an Inactivated Quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) has arrived - clinics 18th and 22nd October
As deliveries come in and clinics fill - more clinics will be added - please check here for updates
Fluenz - the live nasal flu vaccine for 2 to 3 year olds - ordering for GP surgeries has been delayed and we cannot even place our order yet. We will update this page as soon as we know more (updated 11.10.19)