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2018/19 Flu Vaccination

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              This year, three types of flu vaccine will be used in the flu Programme



Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine (aTIV)

For 65 years and over. The deliveries of aTIV to practices and pharmacies will be staged and in general not available until October and November. NHS England have issued guidance to confirm Flu season does not start until December therefore is it   acceptable to wait until November to have the flu vaccination. There is also limited supply of this vaccine due to manufacture issues therefore we have agreed for the local pharmacies listed below to provide vaccinations for our patients aged between 65 and 74years. When you attend please inform the pharmacist you are registered at St Luke’s Surgery

Jhoots Pharmacy103-105  Hartley Road  Radford  Nottingham  NG7 3AQ

Midnight Pharmacy 194 Alfreton Road Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG7 3PE

Applegate Pharmacy 132 Alfreton Rd Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG7 3NS

Boots Pharmacy 72 Ilkeston Road Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG7 3GQ

Quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) -

This is 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.              

In general practice and via school based programmes:

Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV)

This is a nasal spray and is licensed 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) and school aged children in reception class through to Year 5 (through schools vaccination service)


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