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 have various flu vaccination clinics available for patient’s to book in. Please call 0161 226 0606 to book your appointment now!
Please keep an eye our for advertising in the surgery and online details for the this years programme. If you aren’t sure if you are eligible for this years 2019 programme please follow the attached link which will hopefully give you the answers you need https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/