Flu Vaccinations 2019-20 season
Patients 65 and over
This year 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
Patients UNDER 65 and eligible due to clinical condition
The vaccine for eligible patients aged 18 to 64 is an Inactivated Quadrivalent vaccine (QIV)
Fluenz - the live nasal flu vaccine for 2 to 3 year olds expected to arrive mid to late October