Flu vaccinations 2020

The Moat House Surgery continues to be open and we have taken measures to ensure your safety. Our team are already putting plans in place to be able to safely administer the flu vaccine for our patients. This may be done differently to how it has been done in the past.

If you are eligible to receive a flu vaccination you will be contacted by the practice with information regarding flu clinics and how to obtain an appointment. If you have any questions regarding flu vaccinations please contact the practice via this website using our ‘Reception and Enquiries’ section.

The number of people eligible to receive the flu vaccine on the NHS this year has increased, and it is important that eligible patients get the flu vaccination. This is particularly important for those in ‘at risk’ groups because flu can cause severe complications. Vaccination clinics will begin towards the end of September in various stages for different cohorts, with those in at risk groups prioritised.

Parents of children aged 2 & 3 will be contacted with information regarding child flu clinics.

For patients aged 50 – 64 – Flu Vaccination Information

Please note that if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.

If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.