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The latest government advice on this years flu campaign Posted on 28 Jul 2020

For the latest information on this years extended flu campaign please see the below link, this takes you to the government website,

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/most-comprehensive-flu-programme-in-uk-history-will-be-rolled-out-this-winter

The only guidance we have received this year so far regarding the new patient groups included in the campaign is in this document, reception are NOT taking any bookings as yet for the flu vaccination programme, we will update you via text, this website and Facebook when we release any appointments.

The passage below has been taken from the web page

The most comprehensive flu vaccination programme in the UK’s history has been announced by the government today (Friday 24 July).

A significant new group will be eligible for the free flu vaccine as people aged 50 to 64 will be invited later in the season for a vaccination.

As part of an unprecedented drive, a free flu vaccine will also be available to:

·         people who are on the shielded patient list and members of their household

·         all school year groups up to year 7

·         people aged over 65, pregnant women, those with pre-existing conditions including at-risk under 2s

 

Once vaccination of the most ‘at-risk’ groups is well underway, the department will work with clinicians to decide when to open the programme to invite people aged 50 to 64, with further details to be announced. The NHS will contact people directly, including information about where to go to get the vaccine.

 

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