Flu Clinics 2020-21
Please make sure the mobile number we have for you is up to date so that we can send you personalised information about how you can book into one of our flu clinics
You can check NHS Choices for general information about eligibility: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/
Check this web page for up to date information on clinics when it is available.
Children's Immunisation Schedule
We are continuing our essential child immunisation programme during the Covid-19 pandemic. See this document for more information:
NHS Immunisations FAQs
Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
- Pneumococcal infection
- 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
- Meningitis C
- 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
- Pneumococcal infection, second dose
- Meningitis C, second dose
Between 12 and 13 months:
- Meningitis C, third dose
- Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
- MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
- Pneumococcal infection, third dose
3 years and 4 months, or soon after:
- MMR second jab
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster
Around 12-13 years:
- Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months
Around 13-18 years:
- Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab
65 and over:
- Flu (every year)
New - Children's flu vaccinations - click here for more information
HPA Childrens Vaccination Schedule
Click here for the recommended HPA vaccination schedule
If you are unsure whether you are eligible, check the information below or ask reception.
Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.
Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following people, to protect them from seasonal flu:
- people aged 65 or over,
- people with a serious medical condition
- people living in a residential or nursing home
- the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
- healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care, and
- those who work in close contact with poultry, such as chickens
- pregnant women.
Click here to go to the NHS Choices flu page where you can find out more about the flu vaccine and what to do if you think you have flu.
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice