Exciting news about this years Flu Vaccines and Autumn Covid Boosters:

We wanted to let you know that vaccines have been ordered and work is underway to prepare for our clinics.

We hope to be in a position to start our clinics towards the end of September, and, after the success of our Spring Booster Clinics, we are pleased to confirm that we will be holding the Autumn clinics here at Queensway.

What we know so far:

The programme has been expanded this year to include all adults aged 50 to 64 (without existing health conditions). This cohort of patients will only be eligible once the most vulnerable, those aged 65 and over and those in clinical risk groups have been offered their vaccines.

Invitations will be sent by text message so please ensure we have your correct mobile telephone number on record. Don’t worry if you do not have a mobile telephone, we will contact you on your landline or by letter.

When we have any further information we will let you know, so please keep your eyes peeled for further updates.

Flu Vaccine

Flu is a highly infectious and very common viral illness that is spread by coughs and sneezes. It is not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses and symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer. You can catch flu all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as ‘seasonal flu’.

Flu causes a sudden high temperature, headache and general aches and pains, tiredness and a sore throat. You can also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a cough. If you have flu you generally start to feel ill within a few days of being infected. Symptoms peak after two to three days and you should begin to feel much better after a week or so, although you may feel tired for much longer.

A flu vaccine is available free on the NHS if you:

  • are 50 years of age or over (including those who'll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are very overweight (– a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above)
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact, or a social care worker

The best way to protect yourselves and others from flu is to get vaccinated. Speak to your GP if you fall in to one of the categories above.

To find out more information please clink the link below.

Flu vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk)