Please support the practice by having your vaccinations with us
Eligible patients will shortly receive a text with a link to book a flu jab, or you can call us on 01954 719313. Please book now.
We are holding our flu clinics on the following dates:
- Saturday 23rd September
- Saturday 14th October
Influenza (flu) vaccines protect against the influenza viruses.
Flu vaccination is important because, whilst flu is unpleasant for most people, it can be dangerous and even life-threatening to others, particularly those with certain health conditions.
The best times to have your flu vaccine is early autumn before flu starts spreading. However, you can get your vaccine later if necessary.
Once again Bourn Surgery are hoping to be able to offer some Covid Boosters to those eligible who wish to receive it alongside their Seasonal Flu vaccine. This offer is subject to availability of the vaccine (there has been a short notice change to this offer nationally).
Groups eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine from 1st September 2023 are:
- Those aged 65 years and over
- Those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups including chronic respiratory disease, ischaemic heart disease and vascular disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease, diabetes and adrenal insufficiency, immunosuppression and those who are in close contact with an immunosuppressed person, asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen, pregnant women, and morbid obesity (BMI 40+)
- Carers in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person
- Care home residents
- Pregnant women
- Children aged 2 or 3 years old, specifically at 31st August 2023
Primary school children will be vaccinated in school and only eligible to have through us if they have an underlying health condition mentioned above.
Please note that the over 50’s with no underlying conditions are no longer eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine.
However, private flu vaccinations will be widely available through high street pharmacies, etc.
Whilst you are booking your jab don’t forget to ask about your eligibility for other vaccinations such as shingles, pneumonia or whooping cough.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Published: Sep 5, 2023
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