Flu Vaccine Eligibility 2024

  • Those aged 65 years and over
  • Those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
  • Pregnant women
  • All children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2024
  • All primary school aged children (from reception to Year 11)
  • Those in long-stay residential care homes
  • Carers
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
50 to 64 year olds that are not in a clinically at-risk group are NOT eligible for a free flu vaccine this year, patients in this group can pay for a flu jab at most pharmacies.  

UMC's Flu Plan

We plan to co-administer flu and covid boosters to our elderly and vulnerable patients and offer some flu and covid appointments to all other eligible groups.  

Flu & Covid clinics - To be confirmed

Flu ONLY clinics  - To be confirmed

Child flu vaccinations - nasal spray

All children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2024 and those 6 months to 17yrs with underlying conditions - will be invited to make an appointment at UMC

All other school aged children up to year 11 will receive their nasal flu vaccine at school.

Please note the nasal spray contains porcine gelatine, for those parents who object to this the injectable vaccine can be used as an alternative – please inform UMC when booking your appointment. 

For more details please see the NHS Child Flu webpage 

Eligible patients will be contacted when appointment are available to book

updated 25/04/2024