Flu Season is underway – arrange your appointment with us

Patients who are eligible for their free flu vaccination will be invited by the practice to arrange their appointment at the Cholmley Garden Medical Centre. Please ensure that you inform the practice of any contact number changes so we can ensure our clinical system is up-to-date.

In line with advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, those eligible for a flu vaccine this year include:

— those aged 65 years and over
— those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups (as defined by the Green Book, chapter 19 (Influenza))
— pregnant women
— all children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023
— school-aged children (from Reception to Year 11)
— those in long-stay residential care homes
— carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person
— close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
— frontline workers in a social care setting without an employer led occupational health scheme including those working for a registered residential care or nursing home, registered domiciliary care providers, voluntary managed hospice providers and those that are employed by those who receive direct payments (personal budgets) or Personal Health budgets, such as Personal Assistants

Those eligible for an autumn covid vaccine are:

— residents in a care home for older adults
— all adults aged 65 years and over
— persons aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group, as laid out in the Immunisation Green Book, COVID-19 chapter (Green Book)
— frontline health and social care workers
— persons aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts (as defined in the Green Book) of people with immunosuppression
— persons aged 16 to 64 years who are carers (as defined in the Green Book) and staff working in care homes for older adults.

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