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Flu vaccines for the 2023 to 2024 season

Flu vaccination is safe and effective. It’s offered yearly through the NHS to help protect people at risk of getting seriously ill from flu.

The best time to have your flu vaccine is in the autumn or early winter before the flu starts spreading. But you can get your vaccine later.

Flu Clinics at Valentine Health Partnership

For patients 65 years and over, clinics start from 23/9/23

For patients, 18 years and over with certain medical conditions ( At Risk group) clinics start from 07/10/23

For patients Under 18 years old, clinics start from 28/10/23

How to book an appointment

You will receive a text message from the Practice in the days prior to the start of the clinics, which will allow you to book an appointment.

You can also click on the following link to request an appointment and someone will contact you within 3 working days

Alternately, you can call the practice, Monday to Friday after 2 pm, on 0208 319 5400 option 7

Who can have the flu vaccine?

  • everyone aged 65 years and over
  • everyone under 65 years of age who has a medical condition listed below, including children and babies over 6 months of age
  • all pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy
  • all children aged 2 and 3 years (provided they were aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August before flu vaccinations starts in the autumn)
  • all children in primary school
  • some secondary school-aged children (Years 7 to 11)
  • everyone living in a residential or nursing home
  • everyone who receives a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person
  • all those living with someone who has lowered immunity due to disease or treatment
  • all frontline health and social care workers

For more information on thadult flu vaccine click here

Children’s flu vaccine

The children’s nasal spray flu vaccine is safe and effective. It’s offered every year to children to help protect them against flu.

What’s in the nasal spray flu vaccine?

The nasal spray vaccine contains small traces of pork gelatine. If this is not suitable, speak to your child’s nurse or doctor, or the school aged immunisation service about your options. Your child may be able to have an injected vaccine instead.

For more information on children’s flu vaccine click here

Flu vaccine and coronavirus (COVID-19)

Flu vaccination is important because:

  • while flu is unpleasant for most people, it can be dangerous and even life-threatening for some people, particularly those with certain health conditions
  • more people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • if you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill

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