If you are in one of the eligible groups please book an appointment for your annual immunisation.
If you are uncertain about your eligibility please see below or contact our Reception team.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- are very overweight (BMI over 40)
- are living in a 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
You will also be eligible if you suffer from:
- 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), 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 ormotor neurone disease
- 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.
If you are a front-line health and social care worker you should also have a flu vaccine but it is your employer’s responsibility to arrange vaccination for you.
Also this year the nasal spray flu vaccine will be available for children aged two and three years old plus children in school years one and two.
If you or your child is eligible for a flu vaccine please book an appointment through reception.