Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
Over 65 years
Due to national vaccine delivery restrictions we currently have no stock of FLUAD vaccines for our over 65-year-old patients.
We will update our website as soon as we have some in stock. Please check here for updates rather than calling your registered surgery at this time.
Apologies for any disruption and inconvenience this may cause but this is outside of our control.
18 to 64-year-old patients
If you are aged between 18 to 64, and are eligible for an annual flu vaccination, we have flu vaccines available now at your registered surgery.
Flu Vaccination Clinics – Gateways Surgery ONLY
Gateways Bookable Flu Clinics will be held on:
- Tuesday 6th November 8.30-9.00am – Please call your registered surgery to book an appointment
- Tuesday 13th November 8.30-9.00am – Please call your registered surgery to book an appointment
Gateways Walk-in Flu Clinics will be held on:
- Wednesday 7th November 12.00 -12.15pm. Please arrive promptly at 12.00 as we will finish at 12.15pm
- Friday 9th November, Friday 16th November, Friday 23rd November and Friday 30th November 12.30 – 12.45pm. Please arrive promptly at 12.30 as we will finish at 12.45pm.
Flu Vaccination Clinics – Red House Surgery ONLY
We will be holding daily (Monday to Friday) walk-in sessions for eligible patients aged 18 years and over only from Monday, September 17.
Please arrive promptly at 2.30pm as we will finish at 2.45pm.
You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- or have a serious long-term health condition, including:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
- problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS
- being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
- eligible children who are aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2018 – that is, children born between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2016
- Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2018. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.
- Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings.