Castlegate & Derwent Surgery Isel Road, Cockermouth, CA13 9HT Tel: 01900 705750

Flu Clinics

We will be holding a series of drop-in flu clinics (no appointment needed) for eligible patients. Patients can drop- in during these times.


  • Patients ages 18- 64(who are eligible- see below for details)- See Flu clinic dates below
  • Patients who are over 65- we do not currently have vaccines available-  is expected to be delivered to us from middle of October - patients will be notified as soon as this is in stock. Please bear with us, there have been problems nationally with stock and delivery for some GP Practices.
  • Children age 2-3(with DOB 01.09.14 – 31.08.16) will be vaccinated with nasal flu- See child flu clinic dates below

Flu clinic dates- ages 18- 64

Thursday 11th October- 08.30am - 10.30am

Friday 12th October - 11.00am - 13.00pm

Monday 15th October - 16.30pm - 18.00pm

Thursday 18th October - 8.40am - 10.20am

Tuesday 23rd October - 12.00pm - 14.00pm

Friday 26th October- 11.00am - 13.00pm

Wednesday 31st October - 13.30pm - 15.30pm

Thursday 1st November - 08.30am - 10.30am

Nasal Flu Clinics - children born between 01/09/14 and 31/08/16, clinics as per below:-

Wednesday, 10th October - 09:30am - 11:30am

Please contact reception to book, if these dates/times are not suitable we can make you an alternative booking.

NHS England issued advice earlier this year that two vaccinations should be offered for adults- the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine for age group 65 and over and the quadrivalent vaccine for ages 18- under 65 at risk. With nasal flu vaccine for children ages 2-3.

People who should have the flu vaccine

You should have the flu vaccine if you:

  • Are 65 years of age or over
  • Are pregnant
  • Have certain medical conditions
  • Are living in long stay residential care home or other long stay care facility
  • Receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

Flu vaccine for people with medical conditions including:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • diabetes
  • 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 medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
  • being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)

This list of conditions isn't definitive. It's always an issue of clinical judgement.

Published: Sep 19, 2018


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