NHS England made some major changes to the 2018/19 flu vaccination programme. One of which was a different vaccine recommended for patients aged 65 and over. This is called an adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV). Adjuvants work to boost your immune response to a vaccine and make it more eff ective and long-lasting. This made the flu season more complicated and meant that we had to organise separate clinics to safely manage the age groups and vaccine administration.
The Arch Medical Practice influenza campaign ended of the 1st of March 2020. All patients had been invited to be immunised. If you think we are eligible and didnt recieve an invite this could be for many reasons. To check if you are eligible you can check the NHS.uk website for further information.
The next Influenza campaign for 2020/21 will commence September 2020. We will send you further information to this campaign as we get closer to that time.
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