Flu Vaccination 2022/23

Flu vaccination Update

We are awaiting final guidance regarding this years flu campaign but it is expected to be delivered in house for all qualifying patients.

Eligible cohorts for flu vaccination are based on the advice of the JCVI and Department of Health & Social Care.  Those eligible for NHS flu vaccine in 2022/23 are:

  • children 2-3 years of age 
  • frontline healthcare worker
  • those aged 65 year and over 
  • pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
  • those in long-stay residential care homes 
  • carers 
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • those aged 6 months to under 65 in clinical risk groups 
    • a heart problem 
    • a chest complaint or serious breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphyseme or asthmatic 
    • a kidney disease 
    • lowered ummunity due to disease or treatment (such as long term steriod medication or cancer treatment)
    • liver disease 
    • had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
    • diabetes 
    • a neurological condition, such as multiple scleroisis (MS) or cerebral palsey
    • a problem with your speen, such as sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
    • you are severely overweight (BMI of 40 and above) 

Cohorts that were eligible in 2021/22 season but are not included for 2022/23 are: 

  • those aged 50 - 64 years 
  • secondary school children in Years 7 to 11

All children aged 4 - 10 years of age will be invited for their vaccine as part of the School Immunisation programme.

All eligible patients will be contacted by Riverside Medical Practice as soon as further updates are available.