Eligible groups for the flu vaccination
This year everyone over 50 years old and those with long term conditions such as diabetes will be offered a flu vaccine. The vaccine will also be offered to children and pregnant women.
Children who are two, three or four on 31 August 2022 will be invited to have their flu vaccine at a Nexus GP practice. All other children will be vaccinated at their school.
We will be giving flu vaccines from 1 October to eligible groups only. Anyone not eligible that wishes to have a flu jab should book a private vaccine at a pharmacy.
If you receive a text or letter to say you are eligible for a vaccine then you can attend one of our walk in clinics:
01/10/2022 - 0900 - 1400
Decima Street Surgery
08/10/2022 - 0900 - 1400
Princess Street Practice
14/10/2022 - 0900 - 1400
Surrey Docks Health Centre and Manor Place Surgery
22/10/2022 - 0900 - 1400
Aylesbury Medical Centre
29/10/2022 - 0900 - 1400
Sir John Kirk Close Surgery and Commercial Way Surgery
The flu vaccine can be given at the same time as a covid vaccine or any time before or after. The flu vaccine is safe and effective and cannot give you flu, it will prevent serious illness caused by flu. For information on the NHS flu campaign please see here.
All children aged 1-9 years old in London are being invited to have a polio booster vaccine. This is because traces of polio virus have been found in the sewage system in east London. Polio has not been contracted in the UK since 1984 and the risk to the public remains low however if someone contracts the polio virus this can result in paralysis.
Children who have missed some of their required polio vaccines in the past are being invited to make a nurse appointment at any Nexus site. Children aged 1-4 years old who all now require a booster are also being invited to now book a booster with a nurse at any Nexus site.
There are appointments on Saturdays as well as evenings and of course during the weekdays. You may also be offered an appointment at the north Southwark extended primary care service at Bermondsey Spa for your child's vaccine.
The vaccines being given are the same as the vaccines containing polio that your child will have already received. Children aged 5 and over will be texted to attend Guys and St Thomas' or Kings College Hospital for their vaccines.