Flu Vaccine Information

Flu Vaccine Information

With the onset of winter, the possibility of catching the flu virus accelerates. We spend more time inside, in warm rooms without good ventilation and in company. It’s also true to say that with Covid-19 we have not socialised as much and there is a lower level of herd immunity within the community than in previous years. That is why getting vaccinated against the flu this year is probably more important than ever.

Are you eligible for the flu vaccine?

  • I am 50 and over (or will be 50 by 31 March 2022)
  • I have certain health conditions
  • I am pregnant
  • I am in long-stay residential care
  • I receive a carer’s allowance, or I am the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if I get sick
  • I live with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • I am a frontline health or social care worker

If any of the above statements apply to you then you are eligible for the flu vaccine and should have received a text message invite from Medicus with details of how to arrange your appointment. If you haven’t you can:

  • Call the vaccine team on 0208 370 4900 (option 1) or your GP surgery.
  • There are also “Walk-in” clinics available – please the FAQ’s for further information.


Please Read Before Attending For Your Flu Vaccine

  • If you have recently received a Shingles Vaccine please wait 7 days before attending for a flu or CoVid booster
  • If you have a high temperature please wait until you are better before reporting to have the flu vaccine
  • If you have tested positive for COVID 19 or you are waiting for a test result please do not attend for a flu vaccine.

If you do not come into any of the above categories, then unfortunately you are not in any of the high risk groups so you are not immediately eligible for the flu vaccine, however if you are concerned that you may need the vaccine please call us and arrange an appointment with your GP who will be able to clarify your concerns directly.



Can I get Flu and COVID Booster vaccines at the same time or in the same appointment?

You may be offered the flu and booster COVID vaccine simultaneously, subject to the availability of vaccine stocks.

The COVID booster can only be given 6 months after your 2nd dose and 28 days after any COVID infection.

How do I book a Flu Vaccine?

You should receive a text message invite from Medicus Health Partners and your surgery, or call the telephone number above

Are there “Walk In” clinics running?

Yes, at Carlton House Vaccination Centre, 28 Tenniswood Road, EN1 3LL
7 days a week 9am - 6pm

Please Note: Walk-in Clinics are not for Children. Flu – eligible patients over 18 only.

Will my GP know that I have had a Flu Vaccine?

Yes, we will make a record of your vaccination that will be sent to your GP

More details about Flu and the Vaccine can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/