We are getting a lot of phone calls from patients asking about the extended flu vaccination programme for 50-64 years old who are not included in the traditional at-risk group for vaccination.

This plan was announced by the government in July.

The latest information we have is that NHS England have not yet confirmed that the programme will go ahead. If it does go ahead the vaccine will be made available 'later in the season'. We take this to mean mid-November to December.

We will post more information on our website when it is available.