Flu Clinics – Please ring or use e-consult or email to request a callback to book your appointment

The flu jab is the best protection against the virus each autumn.  Healthy people don’t need to be vaccinated; for most people flu is uncomfortable but not serious. 

You can get a free flu jab if:

you are 65 or over;

you are living in an old people’s home or nursing home;

you have a long-term (chronic) condition such as a heart problem, asthma, kidney disease, diabetes;

you have a lowered immune system due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment;

you don’t have a spleen, or if your spleen doesn’t work properly.

If you have a serious allergy to hens’ eggs, you shouldn’t get vaccinated, and it’s not generally advised if you’re pregnant.

If in doubt about whether you should have this or not please ask a member of staff.

‘At risk’ groups – Flu vaccinations

These groups include:

  • Asthmatics & obstructive airways disease patients
  • Diabetics
  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), heart failure, stroke patients
  • Over 65s

It is important patients in these groups receive an annual flu vaccination. Flu Clinics are held in October/November each year.

Pneumococcal vaccinations are offered to patients over 65 years.