The national winter wellness campaign has launched, which encourages us all to stay warm and well this winter. For those who are most at risk, this includes getting booked in for a free flu vaccination.
GPs and pharmacists across Surrey are already running specific flu clinics for anyone eligible for a free vaccination. If you aren’t in an ‘at risk’ category and still want the jab, participating pharmacists can provide this for a small charge. Please note however that pharmacists can only supply the jab to those over 18, so if you have a child please visit your GP.
Free flu vaccinations are available for:
- pregnant women
- children aged two to four years (via a nasal spray)
- anyone aged 65 years or over
- anyone aged six months to under 65 years in a clinical risk group (e.g. those suffering from long-term health conditions, including a learning disability)
- residents living in a long-stay residential care home
- household contacts of anyone who is immunocompromised
- carers (including young carers).
The vaccination is also available to four to seven year olds through their school.
Further information, including a list of participating pharmacists and vouchers for carers, is available on our website at www.surreydownsccg.nhs.uk/flu.