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Seasonal Flu

The 2022 Autumn/Winter vaccination programme is due to commence from September 2022 . We recommend that eligible people protect themselves and others and get the free flu vaccination and Covid Booster where eligible.

In the coming months, we expect to offer a flu vaccination to over 700,000 people across Greater Glasgow and Clyde, ranging from school aged children to people living in care homes for the elderly. Covid Boosters will be offered to eligible populations at the same time as Flu where possible.

The way you get your Flu & Covid vaccination will have changed over recent years. Vaccinations are given in a range of different settings:

  • 6 Months – 2 years at risk – Via Child Community Clinics. If your Child is eligible they will receive an invitation and appointment. If the appointment is not suitable please follow the details in your letter to change your appointment. Flu only
  • 2 years – 5 years – Via Child Community Clinics. You will receive an invitation and appointment. If the appointment is not suitable please follow the details in your letter to change your appointment. Flu only
  • Primary School Children – When Schools return in August your Child will be given flu information and a consent form for you to complete. Please return this to the School as promptly as possible. The Child Health Immunisation Team will attend your Child’s school and if consent has been given vaccinate your child against flu. Flu only
  • Secondary School Children – When Schools return in August your Child will be given flu information and a consent form for you to complete. Please return this to the School as promptly as possible. The Child Health Immunisation Team will attend your Child’s School and if consent has been given vaccinate your child against flu. In addition secondary school children who are judged to be able to consent can self consent on the day of the clinic. Flu only.
  • If you are aged 65 years or over you will receive an invite and appointment for your Flu and Covid Booster Vaccination. Please do not contact your GP as GP’s are no longer involved in vaccination. Should you need to change your appointment/location please follow the details in the letter on how to do that.
  • If you are aged 16 years to 64 years and have an underlying condition you will receive an invite and appointment for your Flu and Covid Booster Vaccination. Please do not contact your GP as GP’s are no longer involved in vaccination. Should you need to change your appointment/location please follow the details in the letter on how to do that.
  • Individuals aged 50 years and over are eligible for both Flu and Covid Booster Vaccination. Together with Carers they will receive a message to book an appointment on the portal for vaccination in due course.
  • If you are pregnant you will receive your flu and will be offered Covid booster at your ante natal appointment

To find out if you are eligible for flu vaccination, please visit NHS Inform at https://www.nhsinform.scot/flu-vaccine

To find out if you are eligible for Covid Vaccination please visit NHS Inform at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccination | The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (nhsinform.scot)

If you miss your flu vaccination this year there is still an opportunity to receive this as flu season runs through to the end of March 2023. Our aim is to ensure those in the at risk cohorts defined by the JCVI Guidance have had an invite and the opportunity to receive both their Flu and Covid Vaccinations prior to Christmas 2022. Covid 19 is still around so make sure you protect yourself against flu this Winter and attend to receive your vaccination. If you test positive for Covid you must wait 28 days from when you test positive till you can receive your booster vaccination.

If you are aged over 65 years or aged 16-64 years and have an underlying condition and normally receive flu vaccination it can be administered at participating pharmacies which can be found: Details to follow shortly