The Old School Surgery

Manor Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2JD
Tel: 0117 965 3102 Fax: 0117 958 4876

I want a Flu jab

Flu Campaign

Flu Vaccination Clinic 2018:
The Flu Vaccination Clinics this year will be on Saturday 20th October and Saturday 10th November (your letter will advise what time to attend). The letters will be sent to eligible patients in the week beginning 8th October.
There will be no further flu clinics this year so please attend to guarantee your free vaccination.
Please note there are different times for vaccinating children: Children receiving a letter for the flu jab will be able to attend between 1pm -2pm on November 10th.

People who should have the flu jab

The flu vaccination is given free of charge to the following ‘at risk’ people in order to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • People aged 65 or over
  • Pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
    More information: Pregnancy FAQ and Letter to expectant mothers
  • People with a serious medical condition:
    • chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as asthma (that requires inhaled or tablet steroid treatment or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
    • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
    • chronic kidney disease
    • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
    • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease
    • diabetes
    • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
    • a weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or as a result of medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
  • People living in a residential or nursing home
  • Main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
  • Healthcare worker with direct patient contact or a social care worker

The flu vaccine is also recommended for:

  • children over the age of six months with a long term health condition
  • healthy children aged two and three

Read more about flu vaccinations at www.nhs.uk