FLU DAY APPOINTMENTS
This year, three types of flu vaccine will be used in the flu programme. This will benefit patients by ensuring that they have the most suitable vaccine that gives them the best protection against flu.
The three vaccines are:
Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine
For people aged 65 years and over.
Quadrivalent vaccine Recommended for children aged from 6 months to 2 years and in adults from 18 years to less than 65 years of age who are at increased risk from flu because of a long term health condition.
Live attenuated influenza vaccine
A nasal spray for children and young people from 2 years old to less than 18 years of age. The age groups targeted in England for this vaccine in 2018/19 are two and three year olds (through their GP surgery).
We are planning to start vaccinating each eligible group as the appropriate vaccine for them becomes available. Vaccines will be available at different times from September onwards.