Annual Flu Clinics are held each Autumn. If you are eligible for a vaccine we will invite you to make an appointment.

Does Age Affect The Risk Of Flu?

Yes. If you are aged 65 years or over or you are at higher risk

Who is at risk?

  • If you are aged 65 years or over or if you are on regular inhaled steroids
  • If you have a chronic respiratory disease (including asthma)
  • If you have chronic heart disease
  • If you have chronic renal disease
  • If you are diabetic
  • If you have a weak immune system
  • If you live in a long-stay residential or nursing home
  • If you have a chronic liver disease
  • If you are a carer


Everybody aged 65 and over should now be immunised to help protect them against pneumococcal infection which can cause diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. Please phone the surgery during September to make an appointment if the above applies to you.


From 1st September 2023, the eligibility has been extended, but this is a phased rollout meaning the eligibility is different depending if you are already 65 or if you are about to turn 65.

The table below shows the criteria. Please look up the group that describes you now.

Aged 50+ with weakened immune systemTwo doses in the year you turn 50
Aged 70-791 or 2 doses (6-12 months apart)
Turn 65 on or after 1 September 2023Eligible once you turn 65. Two doses, given 6-12 months apart.
Already 65 but not yet 70Eligible once you turn 70