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Seasonal Flu Vaccinations

Seasonal Flu vaccinations are available annually free of charge to the following patients:

  • Over 65s (including those becoming 65 by 31 March 2019)
  • All children in specific groups:
    • aged two and three on 31 August 2018 (i.e. born from 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2016 inclusive)
    • all children in Reception and school years 1 to 5 (i.e. born from 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2014 inclusive)
    • all primary school-aged children in former primary school pilot areas
  • Patients aged from 6 months up to 65 years with a serious medical condition such as:
    • chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
    • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
    • chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
    • chronic liver disease
    • chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability
    • splenic dysfunction or asplenia
    • a weakened immune system due to disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS) or treatment (e.g. cancer treatment)
    • morbidly obese (defined as a Body Mass Index score of 40+)
    • All pregnant women (including those who become pregnant during flu season)
    • People living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread of infection and high morbidity and mortality is likely
    • workers in care and residential homes
    • Recipients of Carer’s Allowance or main carers for an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill

This list is not exhaustive and we may apply clinical judgement in offering the vaccine to take into account the risk of flu exacerbating a patient’s underlying disease as well as the risk of serious illness from flu itself.

To book an appointment, please phone 01943 858300.

You may also be able to receive a vaccination whilst attending for another appointment, so please ask at Reception when you arrive.