The government announced late last week that people aged between 50 and 64 (who are not in a clinical at-risk group) will be offered a free flu vaccination.
Our practice is now developing plans to deliver a fresh round of clinics for this cohort safely during the pandemic. As you know, we have a list of everyone who is registered with us aged 50 to 64 and will invite you to a clinic as soon as our capacity and stocks of vaccine allow.
Any of you who are aged 50 to 64 do not need to take any action and we would ask you to wait for contact from us and not call the practice about the flu vaccine at this stage, while we finalise plans for further vaccination clinics.
We would like to reassure everyone that getting the flu vaccine is safe during the lockdown and there is plenty of time for everyone eligible to get their flu jab. We will take all necessary measures to keep you safe, including wearing protective equipment and staggering clinic appointment times.
Some people aged 50 to 64 years old are entitled to a flu jab sooner:
• If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical at risk group (for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk)
• Anyone of any age, including those between 50-64, who is a household member or a carer of a shielded patient
Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation.