Our Autumn/Winter Flu Programme will begin in early September, JCVI advises that for the 2022 autumn vaccination programme, the following groups should be offered a flu vaccine:

  • Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  • Health and social care workers
  • All adults aged 50 years and over
  • Persons aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group
  • Persons aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
  • Persons aged 16 to 49 years who are carers
  • All children aged from 6 months to 2 years in clinical risk groups;
  • All children aged 2-5 years (not yet at school) (children must be aged 2 years or above on 1 September 2022);
  • All primary school children (primary one to primary seven) at school
  • All secondary school pupils (years one to six) at school
  • School teachers

Individuals will be invited by age starting with the over 80’s first. All individuals aged 65 and above and those in clinical risk groups will be sent a letter with an appointment, there will be instructions on the letter detailing how you can change your appointment if it doesn’t suit.  For all others, you will receive a letter, email or text depending on what you requested previously and you will be invited to book online on call the National Call Centre.

For those individuals who also qualify for a COVID-19 vaccination, this will be given at the same appointment.

We will provide a further update by the 20th of August 2022.