Flu Vaccine Eligibility 2023

  • 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 2023
  • 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.  


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 - Saturday 23rd September, Saturday 30th September - over 65s.  Saturday 7th and 14th  October for over 18s 

Flu ONLY clinics  - Saturday 21st and 28th October for the over 65s, eligible 18-64yrs and eligible children.  

Child flu vaccinations - nasal spray

All children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023 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 18/07/22