Patients meeting the following criteria are eligible for a free flu vaccination at their GP practice:

 

  • People aged 65 years and older and those turning 65 before or on 31 March 2024
  • children aged two and three years on 31 August 2023
  • people aged six months to 64 years with a long term health condition including:
    • Chronic respiratory disease such as asthma requiring regular inhaled steroids, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Chronic heart disease
    • Chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5
    • Chronic liver disease
    • Chronic neurological disease such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease
    • Learning disability
    • Severe mental illness
    • Diabetes
    • Epilepsy
    • Immunosuppression due to disease such as HIV/AIDS or treatment such as cancer treatment (and household contacts of at risk individuals)
    • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
    • Morbidly obese (class III obesity). This is defined as those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or above, aged 16 or over
  • Pregnant women
  • Unpaid carers
  • Homeless people
  • Community First Responders

 

If you fall into one of the above categories, give us a call on 01978 860625 to book your appointment.

Please note that those aged 50 - 64 years who do not have a long term health condition are, unfortunately, not eligible for a free flu vaccination this year.

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