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Flu Vaccines 2019

National Flu Vaccination Programme for 2019/2020

The three vaccines recommended again for this year are:

  • Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine (aTIV) – this is licensed for people aged 65 years and over. Based on strong clinical evidence, this vaccine is being recommended as the most effective vaccine for this group of patients.
  • Quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) – this is recommended for children aged from 6 months to 2 years and in adults from 18 years to less than 65 years of age who are at increased risk of flu because of a long term health condition.
  • Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) – this is a nasal spray and is licensed for children and young people from 2 years old to less than 18 years of age. The age groups targeted in England for this vaccine in 2019.2019 are two and three years olds (through their GP practice) and school aged children in reception class through to year 5 (through schools). QIV can be used for this group if the LAIV vaccine is not suitable.

What does this mean for our patients?

For patients aged 65 years and over, the vaccine will be available in practice in early September.

For at risk groups aged 64 and under, the vaccine will be available in practice mid-October.

Clinic Dates

Our clinics have been organised and we would encourage you to book your appointment as soon as possible. We will keep you updated by posters and on the website. We may also use the text messaging service for some patient groups.

Clinic dates as follows, strictly by appointment:

Over 65’s

  • Friday 13th September 8am – 12noon
  • Saturday 14th September 9am – 12noon
  • Thursday 26th September 1pm – 3pm
  • Saturday 26th October 9am – 12noon

Under 65’s

  • Saturday 26th October 9am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 29th October 1pm – 4pm

Childhood flu

An invitation will be sent by SMS or by letter.


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