Who is eligible for the Flu vaccine
We are currently providing flu vaccines free on the NHS at our surgery and have clinics every week. Patients who are currently eligible are:
The flu vaccine is offered free on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:
- respiratory conditions, such as asthma (needing steroid inhaler or tablets), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
- heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease or heart failure
- being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
- chronic kidney disease
- liver disease, such as hepatitis
- neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- problems with your spleen, for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or taking medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
Talk to your doctor if you have a long-term condition that is not in one of these groups. They should offer you the flu vaccine if they think you’re at risk of serious problems if you get flu.
The best time to have the flu vaccine is in the autumn or early winter before the flu season starts spreading. But you can get the vaccine later. The flu vaccine is safe and effective. It’s offered every year on the NHS to help protect people at risk of getting seriously ill from flu.
Flu vaccine if you're pregnant
You should have the flu vaccine if you're pregnant to help protect you and your baby. It's safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy.
How to book a flu vaccination
If you wish to book a flu vaccination appointment you can do so using the below methods:
You can book your flu vaccination through our online messaging service called AskmyGP, this is the quickest and easiest way to get in touch with us and you will get a response usually on the same day.
- Click the green AskmyGP button at the top of this webpage.
- Click ‘Sign up or login to Consult your GP’
- Click ‘Sign up as a new user’ OR ‘Login existing user’
- Once you are fully registered you can write your request to book
- Let us know if you have any preference for the date and time.
- You will receive a response usually on the same day.
If you have not received your text message invite and are unable to use AskmyGP then please phone us on 0161 226 7777 and book your flu vaccination appointment with someone on our reception team.
If you would prefer to book your vaccination in person then please come down to the practice and ask to speak with reception.
Our address is: Limelight, 1 St. Brides Way, MANCHESTER M16 9NW
Our opening times are:
Monday: 07:30 – 19:30
Tuesday: 08:00 – 18:30
Wednesday: 08:00 – 18:30
Thursday: 07:30 – 19:30
Friday: 08:00 – 18:30
The flu vaccination clinics at Limelight
We have the following flu vaccination clinics running at Limelight; please review and let us know if you have a preferred date and time when booking.
Upcoming flu vaccination clinics:
Our next Flu vaccination campaign will run from September 2022; please visit closer to this time for updates on the dates and times.