Flu Season 2021/22

Upcoming Flu Clinics at Northenden Group Practice 2021/22

Thursday 25th November - Over 18s clinic 

Some morning and afternoon appointments still available

Thursday 2nd December - "Under 65" clinic (for patients born after 31st March 1957)

Appointments available between 9.30am and 3pm

If you are eligible for a flu vaccination please contact us to book into one of our available clinics. If you are not able to attend a flu clinic please let us know so we can try and find an appointment that is suitable for you.

You can either call the surgery on 0161 998 3206 or use the following form (stating when you are available) to book: https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/northenden-group-practice/topic/1801

Please see below to check if you are eligible for a flu vaccination this year.

The flu virus on average kills 11,000 people and hospitalises tens of thousands in England each year. This year you’re more are likely to catch flu as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic – meaning it is more important than ever to get your flu vaccine.

 

If you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, research shows you're more likely to be seriously ill. Getting vaccinated against flu and COVID-19 will provide protection for you and those around you for both these serious illnesses. That’s why we are urging everyone who is eligible to take up the free flu vaccine this year as well as any other winter vaccinations that they are eligible for.


Some people may be eligible for both the flu and the COVID-19 booster vaccines. If you are offered both vaccines, it's safe to have them at the same time. Find out more about the COVID-19 booster vaccine and who can get it.
 

Where can I get my flu jab?

  • at your GP surgery if you’re eligible (see below)

  • at a pharmacy offering the service – Find a flu vaccinating pharmacy

  • your midwifery service if you're pregnant

  • at a hospital appointment

Who can get their flu jab at their GP practice?
 

We will contact you directly if you’re eligible for the flu vaccine. You can be vaccinated at your GP practice if you:

  • are 50 and over (including those who'll be 50 by 31 March 2022)

  • have certain health conditions

  • are pregnant

  • are in long-stay residential care

  • receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick

  • live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

  • are a frontline health or social care workers

 

Find out more about flu vaccines and children’s vaccines on the NHS website.