Autumn & Winter Flu and COVID Vaccinations
Important information regarding Autumn/Winter 2023-24 Flu and Covid Vaccinations.
NHS England have recently announced that this year’s Autumn/Winter Flu & Covid campaign will begin on 2nd October 2023, the later than usual start date is to ensure the best protection over the winter months.
Vaccines will be available for:
- Residents in a care home for older adults
- All adults aged 65 years and over and those who will turn 65 before 31st March 2024.
- All children aged 2 & 3
- Persons aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group
- 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.
- Patients aged 50 – 64 years not in an at risk group are not eligible on the NHS this year.
- Due to time constraints put in place by NHS England to complete this round of vaccinations, we will be co-administering both Covid & Flu. Should you wish to have these separately, you will be offered your flu vaccine at your first appointment and then given a second appointment towards the end of the campaign for your Covid vaccination
All eligible patients will receive an SMS text message or telephone call containing booking information in September. We encourage you to make use of our online self-booking system whenever possible and kindly request that you refrain from contacting the practice before receiving your official invitation. This will help us manage call traffic efficiently, enabling our Reception team to address urgent medical queries more promptly.
Published: Aug 15, 2023
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