We offer the NHS flu vaccination programme to eligible patients at our GP surgeries across England.

We have a variety of bookable appointments and drop-in sessions making it free and easy to protect yourself  this winter.

You can view a list of our GP surgeries to the right of the page – click the link of a surgery near you to find out when you can visit, or book, for your flu jab.

About the flu jab

You can get your annual flu jab at NHS GP surgeries across the country, quickly easily and for free as part of the NHS programme.  While flu is not nice for anyone to have, if you are otherwise healthy the illness will usually clear up on its own within a week.  The Flu vaccination is available to help protect vulnerable adults and children at risk of flu.

That group includes anyone aged 65 or older, pregnant women, children and adults with underlying health conditions – particularly those associated with the heart or lungs – and children and adults with weakened immune systems.

Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection) and so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them.

The jab is different each year and is based on those strains of flu expected to circulate in the coming year so it’s really important you have the flu jab if you fall into the eligible groups, even if you had a jab last year.

The injected flu vaccine is offered free on the NHS annually to:

  • Adults over the age of 18 at risk of flu (including everyone aged 65 and over)
  • Pregnant women
  • Children aged six months to two years at risk of flu
  • 65 and overs and the flu jab

You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2017-18) if you will be aged 65 and over on March 31 2018 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1953. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2017, you do qualify.

Booking

If you’re eligible for the jab, you can book a vaccination or attend one of our drop-in clinics.  You can find details of all of our GP surgeries on the right hand side of this page, click through to your nearest surgery for details of their drop in clinics.

We recommend getting the vaccination done in the autumn (October-November) but if you miss this window, you can book later on.

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