St Gabriel’s Medical Centre

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FLU VACCINES 2022

We will be holding drop-in clinics at St Gabriel’s Medical Centre on the following dates:

Sunday 9th October – 08:30-13:00

Wednesday 12th October – 08:30-17:00

Wednesday 19th October – 08:30-17:00

      Please note: patients aged 50-64 without an underlying health condition will only be eligible AFTER 15th October 2022.

Who can have the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to adults who:

  • are 65 and over (including those who will be 65 by 31 March 2023)
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • are in long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who is more likely to get a severe infection due to a weakened immune system, such as someone living with HIV, someone who has had a transplant, or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
  • are frontline health workers
  • are social care workers who cannot get the vaccine through an occupational health scheme at work

Starting from mid-October, people aged 50 years old or over (including those who will be 50 years old by 31 March 2023) can have a free NHS flu vaccine. This is so at-risk groups can be offered vaccination first.

If you’re in this age group and have a long-term health condition that puts you at risk from flu, you do not have to wait until mid-October.

Flu vaccine for people with long-term health conditions

The flu vaccine is offered free on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:

Flu vaccine if you’re pregnant

You should have the flu vaccine if you’re pregnant to help protect you and your baby. It’s safe to have a flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy.

Flu vaccine for children aged 2-3

  • children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2022 (born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020) are eligible for the nasal flu vaccine at their GP Surgery.