As you will be aware, the winter flu vaccination programme has now fully transitioned to community clinics. This means your GP surgery will no longer be administering your flu vaccination.
You can check your eligibility for a flu vaccine by clicking here. If you are eligible you will be given advice on how you will be offered the vaccine.
Further information regarding the flu vaccine can be accessed using this link.
To help reduce the impact of flu, the flu vaccine is offered to:
- all primary school children in Scotland (primary 1 to primary 7)
- all secondary school pupils (S1 to S6)
- children aged 2 to 5 years on 1 September 2022 and not yet at school
- children aged 6 months to 2 years with an eligible health condition
Children aged 2 to 5 years will receive a painless, nasal (nose) spray, unless there is a specific reason for them to have the injectable vaccine.
Children aged between 6 months and 2 years with an eligible health condition will receive the injectable vaccine.
Children and young people who attend school will get the flu vaccine at school.
Children who do not attend school will be invited to get the flu vaccine at either a community clinic or in a nursery setting.
If you had your vaccinations at home last year because you are housebound, you will have them at home again this year, you do not need to do anything. If you did not have them at home last year and are now housebound, please contact the surgery and we will pass your details to the housebound vaccination team.