Flu Season 2019-2020
The flu season is almost upon us, officially starting on 1st September. Australia has just had a really bad flu season with increased outbreaks and mortality rates and this is sometimes an indicator that the UK season will be bad too. It is therefore more important than ever to get your flu jab at the earliest possible opportunity.
For more information about the NHS Flu Campaign, please see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
Who is eligible for a free annual NHS Flu Vaccination?
The flu vaccine is routinely given (free of charge) on the NHS to:
- adults 65 and over
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- pregnant women
- children aged 2,3 and 4 on 31 August 2019
- children in primary school
- frontline health or social care workers
- There are three different drugs available for flu vaccinations this year.18-64 years old – Quadrivalent, Over 65 years old – Fluad, Under 18 - nasal spray
- Vaccines and Delivery Dates
There are three different drugs available for flu vaccinations this year.
Over 65 years old – Fluad, deliveries expected 2nd September & 15th October
18-64 years old – Quadrivalent, deliveries expected 13th September (manufacturing of this drug has been delayed)
Under 18s – Nasal Spray – delivery unknown but expected to be mid October
The Foxhayes Surgery Flu Clinics
If you have a routine appointment with the Doctors or Nurses before these dates please ask as they may be able to do it whilst you are in the surgery.
Main Flu Clinics – please book into these ones if you are able
Saturday 14th September (All adult flu)
Saturday 19th October (All adult flu)
Other Flu Clinics – more will be added for children when vaccine delivery dates known