We are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations. Call reception on 0117 949 7774 to book now!
Who is eligible for vaccination against flu?
Eligible patients are those who are:
- aged two and three (but not aged less than two or aged four or over on 31 August 2017) (i.e. born on or after 1 September 2013 and on or before 31 August 2015)
- aged 6 months and over in a clinical at risk group (full list below)
- adults with a BMI > 40 kg/m2 (adults aged 16+)
- in long-stay residential or homes
Clinical At Risk Groups:
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 live disease
- chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson's disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability
- a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
The following patients are eligible for a vaccination in school but not in general practice unless in a clinical at risk group:
Reception Year (children aged 4-5 years): These children will now be offered flu vaccination in reception class, rather than through general practice.
School Year 4 (children aged 8-9 years): As part of the phased roll-out of the children’s programme, this year children in school year 4 will also be offered the vaccination.