Flu Clinics

What are the different types of Flu jabs?

  • Children aged 2-17 in an eligible group are offered a live quadrivalent vaccine, given as a nasal spray
  • Adults aged 18-64 who are either pregnant, have a long term health condition, or a frontline health or care worker are offered a quadrivalent injected vaccine.
  • Adults aged 65 and over will be offered a cell-grown quadrivalent injected vaccine.

Why should you have your flu jab at the GP surgery instead of a pharmacy?

  • Seasonal vaccinations provide a valuable source of income for the Practice, so having your flu jab here supports the surgery.
  • Pharmacies and supermarkets do not have access to your FULL medical record or know you as well as we do.
  • We will also advise, at the same time, if you are eligible to be vaccinated against shingles and/or pneumonia.
  • We also obtain vital data that is necessary for your medical record and care. If you choose to go to the pharmacy/supermarket for your vaccine we cannot gather this information, and they do not gather it for us.
  • As with all injections there is a small risk of anaphylactic reaction. If this does happen your surgery is far better equipped to deal with such cases.

FluSafe - 1 in 3 people are entitled to a free NHS flu vaccine