Flu Vaccine and Covid Vaccine – Autumn 2022

Dear Patients,

We are now starting to prepare for our Seasonal influenza and the COVID autumn booster vaccination programmes, that will commence in September 2022.

Seasonal influenza vaccination eligibility

  • Those aged 50 years and over
  • Those aged 5 years to under 49 years in clinical risk groups
  • All children aged 2 to 13 on 31 August 2021 (i.e. up to school Year 9)
  • Pregnant women
  • Those in long-stay residential care homes
  • Carers
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals aged 5+
  • Frontline healthcare workers, social care workers and care home workers

For more information visit NHS: Flu Vaccine.

COVID-19 Autumn Booster vaccination eligibility

  • Those aged 50 years and over
  • Those aged 5 years to under 49 years in clinical risk groups
  • Pregnant women
  • Those in long-stay residential care homes
  • Carers
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals aged 5+
  • Frontline healthcare workers, social care workers and care home workers

For more information visit – Over 50s to be offered COVID-19 booster and flu jab this autumn – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Patients have the choice whether to have both vaccines administered together in one appointment or to receive each vaccine in separate appointments.

Both vaccinations can safely be given at the same time. We encourage co-administration, saving you repeated journeys and for NHS staff time efficiency.

We will be running our COVID/seasonal influenza clinics from Badger Farm Community Centre as before. These clinics will start mid-September and will run through to November. There will be a mixture of weekday, and weekend appointments available to book.

All patients who are eligible will receive an invite around mid-August. You will receive either an SMS text message with a simple online booking option or an invitation letter in the post.

Many thanks,

St Clements Surgery