Flu Clinic Information

Who should get the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine is routinely given on the NHS to:

For 2018, there are 3 types of flu vaccine:

  • a live quadrivalent vaccine (which protects against 4 strains of flu), given as a nasal spray. This is for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years eligible for the flu vaccine
  • a quadrivalent injected vaccine. This is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at increased risk from flu because of a long-term health condition and for children 6 months and above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live vaccine
  • an adjuvanted trivalent injected vaccine. This is for people aged 65 and over as it has been shown to be more effective in this age group

If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they will be offered an injected flu vaccine as the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2.

If you fall into one of the above categories and wish to have your annual influenza vaccination then please attend one of our Flu drop in clinics – These will be open on the following dates:

Saturday 6th October – 9am – 12pm
Saturday 13th of October – 9am – 12pm – UNDER 65 Flu Only
Saturday 3rd of November  9am – 12pm

For further information on the Influenza Vaccination please follow this link – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/