Newark Medical Practice

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Flu Vaccination

The way you get your vaccine may change this year

The flu vaccine is the best available protection against flu and is offered each winter flu season (October to March). Find out more about the flu vaccine, and when and where to get it.

If you are aged 18-64 and in an at risk category you should have received a text message, letter or telephone call from the surgery asking you to arrange your flu vaccine appointment. If you are in this category and have not yet been contacted you can call the surgery to arrange an appointment for this.

If you are aged 65 or over you will be invited to attend a community venue to have your flu vaccination, if you have not received a letter by the end of October you can call 0141 201 4180. Please do not contact your GP surgery regarding this unless you have been asked to do so.

If you are aged 12-17 and in an at risk category you should phone 0141 532 8768 to arrange an appointment to have your vaccine done. You do not need to contact your GP surgery unless you have been asked to do so.

Primary school children will have the vaccine done at school.

Children aged 2-5  years and not yet in school (children must be aged 2 years or above on 1 September 2020 to be eligible) will be contacted by their healthvisitor to have their vaccination.

Children aged 6 months- 2 years with at risk conditions will be called to routine clinics by Child Health from the last week in September.

Pregnant women will be offered the flu vaccine from maternity services.