Flu & Covid Autumn Booster

Posted by: tracywalker - Posted on:

I am pleased to advise that we are now taking flu bookings for our October clinic’s – if you have received a text link – you can use this to book an appointment also if you have online access, flu appointments are also available via this method.

I know a number of you have booked into our Flu clinic on the 16th September however we have now been advised there is a delay in the supply of vaccine for the over 65’s therefore if you have booked into this clinic your booking has been moved to Saturday 30th September at the same time.  We have a clinic in Settle on the 23rd September which at the moment we have closed until supply numbers are known ,we may be able to open this – we will communicate further in due course

The clinic on the 16th  September and any clinic going forward, will be available for anyone under 65 who qualifies for a vaccine – please check the following website before booking  National flu immunisation programme 2023 to 2024 letter – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

We have 2 clinic’s in Hellifield on the 21st and 22nd September – more will follow, we hope to have a small number of vaccines to cover these clinic’s.

The recommendation is to have your covid and flu vaccine together and we only yesterday got confirmation that this would broadly follow the flu guidelines – over 65’s – however we don’t have any further details on when any vaccine will be available – when more is known we will communicate further.   Please see the following link on eligibility Covid autumn booster vaccine 2023: Everything you need to know – Department of Health and Social Care Media Centre (blog.gov.uk)

Please accept our apologies for the confusion, as we only got notice late on the delay in vaccine delivery.