2019/20 flu season
Have you had your flu jab?
Flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk to ensure that they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- are two or three years of age ie born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2017 (further information regarding the children's programme to follow)
- are living in a residential or long-stay care home
- have certain medical conditions, such as:
- asthma - that requires that you take a daily steroid inhaler
- chronic respiratory disease - including COPD, Emphysema
- chronic heart disease
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease (including Cirrhosis and Hepatitis)
- chronic neurological disease (includes Stroke, MS, Cerebral Palsey, Parkinsons, Learning Disability, etc)
- immunosuppression (including Chemotherapy, HIV, High Dose Steroids, Asplenia)
- Morbid obesity (Adults with a Body Mass Index ≥40 kg/m)
- 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
- are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact or a social care worker - It is your employer's responsibility to arrange vaccination for you.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a free flu jab, just contact the Surgery. Telephone 01273 606214 to check you are eligible and to book your appointment
For more information visit the NHS Choices vaccinations page