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                        Flu Season - 2022

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​2022 General information :

The government strongly advises that everyone who is eligible for a free vaccination takes up the offer to avoid widespread flu outbreaks while we continue to deal with the Coronavirus. It is everyone's responsibility to be vaccinated, not only to protect them from illness, but also to protect others by not spreading the flu virus in the community, which in turn protects the NHS as a whole.

We have been discussing and planning how to do this with the additional safety measures required due to the challenges of COVID-19 such as social distancing; infection control and PPE requirements.

With sufficient detailed planning and preparation, the aim is to mitigate risks and deliver an effective and timely vaccination programmes to protect our eligible and at-risk patients. Starting with batches being delivered in October.

ELIGIBILITY This year's season (2022/2023) we are delivering our flu vaccine programme to an expanded range of patients. These included :

  • Those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups

  • Pregnant women

  • Those aged 50 years including those patients who turn 50 by 31st March 2023 and all patients over this age

  • Those in long-stay residential care homes

  • Carers

  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals

  • Frontline health and social care staff employed by:

    • a registered residential care or nursing home

    • registered domiciliary care provider

    • a voluntary managed hospice provider

  • All children aged 2 and 3 years

  • Parents of any child at risk from influenza because of an underlying medical condition can choose to receive influenza vaccination in general practice, especially if the parent does not want their child to have to wait for the school vaccination session 

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