Flu Vaccinations 2020/2021
It is vitally important that you have your flu vaccine if you are in an eligible group. A range of choice is available for getting your flu vaccine:
- Nasal Flu clinic for children ONLY at Farnham Road Surgery (301 Farnham Road Surgery, Slough, SL2 1HD) on Sat 12 Sep 9:00-12:00
- Flu clinic (adults and children) at Farnham Road Surgery (301 Farnham Road Surgery, Slough, SL2 1HD) on Sat 3 Oct 9:00-12:00 and Sat 17 Oct 9:00-12:00
Bookable appointments (please call reception for an appointment)
Early weekday afternoons in Wexham Road Surgery from 21 Sep 2020
Salt Hill Activity Centre, Bath Rd, Slough SL1 3SS on Wed 14 Oct 9:00-12:00
FLU vaccine eligible groups
This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:
- adults 65 and over
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- 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 and Year 7 (Note: They will be vaccinated in school unless they are in an at-risk category)
- frontline health or social care workers
- We also offers flu jabs for all carers.
From Nov/Dec 2020, the flu vaccine may be given to people aged 50 to 64 if there is enough stock.
There are several types of flu vaccine.
If you're eligible for the flu vaccine on the NHS, you'll be offered one that's most effective for you, depending on your age:
- children aged 2 to 17 are offered a live vaccine (LAIV) as a nasal spray; the live viruses have been weakened so it cannot give you flu
- adults aged 18 to 64 are offered an injected inactivated vaccine; there are different types, but none contains live viruses so they cannot give you flu
- adults aged 65 and over are offered an injected inactivated vaccine; the most common one contains an adjuvant to help your immune system have a stronger response to the vaccine
If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they'll be offered an injected flu vaccine because the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2.