Flu Season - 2022

          We hope to start vaccinations in September 2022. 

            Please check here in August for dates of clinics. 

​2021 General information from last year :

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.

Within the Willerby & Swanland Practices, we have been working together on detailed planning with an aim to ensuring that there is a smooth delivery of the vaccine to the patients most at risk of flu, and also endeavouring to ensure that we have sufficient stocks available within the locality.

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 late September/ Early October and continuing with deliveries well into November. Therefore, all our clinics will need to follow this phasing delivery path.

2021 information: This year's season (2021/2022) 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 and over

  • 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