Flu Vaccination Campaign 2020/2021

As autumn approaches in the coming months, now is the time to start thinking about getting the annual flu jab. This year, the free jab will be offered to more people amidst concerns around the still-present coronavirus.

The NHS flu programme in England typically offers the flu vaccine to those over the age of 65, pregnant women and those with existing health conditions or weakened immune systems. These groups will remain a high priority this year, while the programme will also be extended to reach out to more people.

In a typical winter, flu is one of the biggest health concerns for many older and vulnerable people. With the additional threat of coronavirus this year, the public are being advised to take extra care to avoid both of these diseases. The government hopes for as many people as possible to receive the flu jab to reduce the risk of caregivers and healthcare workers coming under immense pressure.

We will be holding our Flu Clinics over the next few months. As per previous years, our clinics will be by appointment only and we ask that due to the current COVID-19 situation you attend only on the day and time given. If you are on our shielding list and have not been contacted, please phone the surgery to make an appointment. All patients are to attend wearing a mask (one will be provided if needed) and to be wearing clothing which makes it easy to remove and/or access the arm to help reduce waiting times.

If you are eligible (using the list below) and have not already been contacted by us to make an appointment, you can either:

  • Request an appointment online or phone 01263 733693 after 10:00, Monday to Friday to book with us. Current clinic dates are:
    • Thursday 8th October at Aylsham
    • Thursday 15th, Monday 19th, Thursday 22nd October at Reepham

If there is a specific time you can/cannot attend, please let us know when you submit the Request an Appointment form.

This year the flu vaccine is being offer on the NHS to:

  • Adults 65 and over
  • People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months)/ More information can be found at www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/
  • Pregnant women
  • People living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
  • Children in Primary School
  • Children in Year 7 (secondary school)
  • Frontline health or social care workers

Flu Jabs for patients aged 50 – 64

Clinics for the new 2020 cohort of eligible patients aged 50-64, who do not have an ‘at risk condition’ (please visit NHS UK: Who should have the flu vaccine?) will follow soon. These dates and times will be announced on our website.

External websites for further information: