Types of flu vaccine available:
This year (2018) there are 3 different types of flu vaccine:
- a live quadrivalent vaccine (which protects against 4 strains of flu), given as a nasal spray. This is for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years eligible for the flu vaccine
- a quadrivalent injected vaccine. This is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at increased risk from flu because of a long-term health condition and for children 6 months and above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live vaccine
- an adjuvanted injected vaccine. This is for people aged 65 and over
If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they will be offered an injected flu vaccine as the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2.
Because there are 3 different vaccines we will be receiving these at various times from late September onwards. We will therefore be running clinics based on the vaccine type.
Our first clinic for those over 18 and under 65 with an at risk condition is on Thursday 27th September and bookings are available now by contacting the surgery.
We also now have a clinic for over 65’s on Saturday 6th October, call the surgery to book an appointment.
Wednesday 3rd October, any eligible patients – limited availability.
Next clinic Saturday 13th October, any eligible patients – limited availability.
Further clinic details will appear here in due course.