FLU Vaccination 2020/2021

FLU Vaccination 2020/2021

The Waiting List

Our annual flu clinic was held at Franklin Hall on Saturday 26 September 2020.

We are now compiling a waiting list of eligible patients who wish to have the free NHS flu vaccination during this current season.

If we are allocated any additional vaccine this year, we will be contacting patients based on this waiting list.

Phone us to be added to the waiting list

If you are eligible, or think you may be, please phone the surgery on 01790 728111 and we will add you to our waiting list for flu vaccination. When phoning please be patient, our Care Navigators (receptionists) are working flat out to answer the increased call rate during the flu season.

The full list of those who qualify for the free NHS flu vaccination for 2020/21

Below is a full list of all those eligible for the free flu vaccination on the NHS this year (2020/2021):

  • all children aged two to eleven (but not yet twelve) on 31 August 2020
  • aged 65 years or over (including those turning 65 years by 31 March 2021)

aged from six months to under 65 years of age, in a clinical risk group with:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
  • chronic liver disease
  • chronic neurological disease, e.g. Parkinson’s or motor neurone disease
  • a learning disability
  • Diabetes
  • splenic dysfunction or asplenia
  • a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
  • morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)
  • all pregnant women (including those who become pregnant during flu season)
  • household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List, or of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded patient on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
  • people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions, university halls of residence, or boarding schools (except where children are of primary school age or secondary school Year 7).
  • those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
  • health and social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza.
  • health and care staff, employed by a voluntary managed hospice provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza.

Trusted sources for more information

As always, as a patient, your first port of call for all health related information, including this years flu vaccination campaign, should be the nhs choices website