Flu Vaccination Programme 2022/23

Who is eligible to receive a free flu vaccine in 2022/23?

Patients in the following groups, will be offered a free flu vaccine in the GP surgery:

  • Patients aged 65 years and over
  • Patients with long term conditions such as:
  • a heart problem
  • diabetes
  • a learning disability
  • a kidney disease
  • a liver disease
  • COPD
  • Asthma (only if requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systematic steroids or previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission)
  • patients with BMI of 40 and above
  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment
  • Pregnant women
  • Carers
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • All children aged 2 and 3 years
  • Frontline health and social care workers

The flu vaccination programme has also be extended to patients aged 50 to 64 who are not in a clinically at-risk group however they will have to wait until at least 15th October 2022.

School-aged children and young people will be offered the flu vaccine at school.

Flu clinics at Bridgewater Surgeries

We are going to run the following weekend clinics:

DateLocation Time
Sat 17th SepBridgewater Surgeries08:30-12:30
Sat 17th SepMeriden08:30-12:30
Sat 24th Sep Bridgewater Surgeries 08:30-12:30
Sat 1st OctBridgewater Surgeries 08:30-12:30
Sat 1st OctMeriden 08:30-12:30

Please bear in mind that this is a busy clinic and you may have a short wait, make sure you wear loose clothing to make vaccinating easier.

We are also going to run weekday flu clinics in all locations including North Approach.

How to book an appointment:

  • You can use the NHS App (please ensure that you are eligible before booking)
  • You can reply to one of our invite text messages
  • You can call our reception team
  • Ask a clinician or receptionist to book you an appointment when you are at the surgery

Please only book an appointment if you know you are eligible to receive a free flu vaccine. If you are not sure, please email us your flu query on: e82013.bridgewatersurgeries@nhs.net