Flu and pneumococcal pneumonia

In the autumn, we vaccinate patients at risk, i.e. those over 65, diabetics and those with chronic heart, chest and kidney problems. Whereas a flu jab is required each year, a pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination is only required once for most patients.


We offer vaccination against tetanus. After an initial course of three injections, only a further two boosters are necessary in a lifetime, for most patients.


From 1 September 2023, you’re eligible for the shingles vaccine when you turn 65. You’ll be offered 2 doses of the vaccine. These are given between 6 and 12 months apart.

Covid Booster

People at greatest risk of serious illness from Covid, including care home residents, over 65s and frontline health and social care workers, are currently eligible for an autumn booster.

More information

The NHS website has guidance on the various vaccinations offered by the NHS.

For more information, or to book an appointment, please contact the surgery.

Page last reviewed: 16 November 2023