Flu Campaign 2020/21

St Luke’s Surgery continues to be open and safe and our staff are already putting plans in place to be able to safely administer the flu vaccine for patients. This will be done differently to how it has been done in the past.

We are running a different type of clinic this year and our eligible patients will be sent a letter with more instructions on how to get the flu vaccine. These letters will be sent out during the last two weeks of September.

The number of people eligible to receive the flu vaccine on the NHS this year has increased, and it is important that eligible patients get the flu vaccination. This is particularly important for those in at risk groups because flu can cause severe complications. Vaccination clinics will begin in October in various stages for different cohorts, with those in at risk groups prioritised. We will be posting more information on our website as the flu vaccination campaign develops, please check back at regular intervals should you require further information.

Important notice from NHSE/I regarding Flu vaccination for 50-64s

Please note that people in the 50-64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Childhood Flu Vaccinations:

The surgery will again be immunising our allocated cohort of 2 -3 year olds and those above year 8 with underlying health conditions. If your child is eligible for a flu vaccination, you will be contacted and asked to come to the surgery for specific clinics. We will contact you in due course when the vaccine become available. Children from Reception to Year 7 will be immunised at school as in previous years.

For more information please visit www.nhs.uk