Flu Vaccination 2023/24

Flu vaccination Update

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 2023/24 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)

Please note that people aged 50-64 with no underlying health condition (as stated above) will NOT be eligible for a flu vaccination this year.

All school-aged children (From Reception to Year 11) will be invited for their vaccine as part of the School Immunisation programme.


a person being injected in the arm with a needle

Flu Clinic Dates

We will be running 3 weekend Flu Clinics (in addition to mid-week mini clinics) - these will be open access clinics and patients will not be required to book in advance. Sessions are as follows:- 

Sunday 17th September (all eligible groups) (please note we will have limited nasal flu for 2-3 year olds, these will be available on a first come, first serve basis)

Saturday 14th October (all eligible groups)

Saturday 4th November (all eligible groups)

Clinic Times on each weekend clinic will be 9am - 2:30pm

We ask that you DO NOT attend for your appointment if you or any members of your household have any symptoms of Covid-19 i.e. new and persistent cough, fever above 37.8.  Your appointment can be re-scheduled when you or members of your household are symptom free.

We will be operating a one way system throughout the practice on the day.

In house clinics will run within hours and can be pre-booked with members of our treatment room team, these appointments will be open to patients over 65 and those under 65 with an underlying health condition.