Aldershot's largest GP practice, supporting the healthcare needs of over 23,000 patients
The Cambridge Practice
Aldershot Centre for Health
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.