The Harrow Health Care Centre

Flu Vaccines 2023/24

Flu vaccines available at HHCC this season (2023/2024):


Cell-Based Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (QIVc)

This vaccine provides a high level of protection against the 4 prevalent strains of circulating flu this season. Manufactured in specific cell cultures, this vaccine has been the first choice of both NHS and Private providers in the under 65 population in previous flu seasons. We are offering this vaccine routinely to patients age 18-64 years but it can be given safely from age 2 years to children who are unable to have the live nasal flu vaccine. 


Adjuvanted Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (aQIV)

This vaccine is routinely offered to patients age 65 years and over. aQIV provides a high level of protection against the 4 prevalent strains of circulating flu this season and contains an adjuvant, an agent designed to elicit a better immune response to the vaccine. This is particularly important as the immune system ages. 


Egg-based Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (QIVe)

This is the standard flu vaccine which provides adequate protection against the 4 circulating strains of flu this season. Manufactured in egg cells, this vaccine contains traces of egg protein and is therefore not suitable for patients with egg-allergy. This vaccine, however, has a wide eligibility criteria and can be offered from age 6 months. 


Recombinant Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (QIVr – Supemtek)

The newest addition to routinely available flu vaccines in the UK this season, Supemtek is the first flu vaccine to be made using recombinant technology. This process allows the antigens in the vaccines to be specifically matched to the circulating flu strains. The vaccine also contains a much higher dose resulting in a premium protection against the virus, particularly in the over 50 population. This vaccine can be given to patients age 18 years and over and is available at HHCC on specific request. 

Booking your Flu Vaccine Appointment

We have some appointments available for online booking below, starting on 25 September 2023 (they require a £10 deposit payable on booking). If you require an appointment outside of the standard flu clinic times please call us on 020 8861 1221 and our reception team can book you in directly at a convenient time.


The flu vaccines may have some different prices and the clinician will help you select the most appropriate one for you. The deposit will be deducted from the overall price for the vaccine when it comes time to pay