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INFLUENZA VACCINE Posted on 2 Jan 2020

We still have a number of patients who have not taken up the offer of having the flu vaccine , it is really important for those who are eligble to have the vaccine.

Please can you contact the surgery to book in, its not too late and remember flu can be extremley serious.

You should have the flu vaccine if you:

  • are 65 years old or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • 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

Frontline health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It is your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.

Flu vaccine for children

The flu vaccine is free on the NHS for:

  • children over the age of 6 months with a long-term health condition
  • children aged 2 and 3 years on August 31 2018 – that is, born between September 1 2014 and August 31 2016
  • children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Children aged between 6 months and 2 years who are eligible for the flu vaccine will receive an injected flu vaccine.

Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between 2 and 17 will usually have the flu vaccine nasal spray

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:  

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

If in doubt plese contact or reception team who will be vey happy to help.

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