People aged 50 – 64 who are not in a clinical risk group are to be offered the vaccine later in the season – likely in November or December when additional vaccine stock becomes available.
There has been a reported increase in enquiries from people aged 50 to 64 to GP practices and community pharmacies about the vaccination. If you are in this newly eligible group, please do not contact your practice or pharmacy about the vaccination or to try to book an appointment for a flu jab at this time.
This will allow GP practices and pharmacies to focus on their work to get the most vulnerable groups in our community vaccinated first.
Your practice will contact you as soon as they are ready to offer you an appointment so please wait to hear from them or to receive more information.