Get Your Flu Vaccine in Coventry
Getting the flu vaccination is a good idea. Maybe you are worried about catching the flu or you are concerned about having time off work. Or maybe you just want to make sure you do not pass it on to the more vulnerable members of your family. Whatever the reason, having the flu vaccine against this year’s strain of seasonal flu can give you protection and peace of mind.
Please visit the website regularly and the appointment calendar will be added closer to the time.
The free NHS flu jab for flu season 2023/2024 is eligible for:
- – individuals aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2024)
- – adults aged from 18 years to under 65 years of age in a clinical risk group category listed in Chapter 19 of the Green Book such as those with:
– chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
– chronic heart disease and vascular disease, such as heart failure
– chronic kidney disease at stages 3, 4 or 5
– chronic liver disease
– chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease
– learning disability
– diabetes and adrenal insufficiency
– asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
– a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
– morbidly obese adults with a BMI of 40kg/m2 and above
- – all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the influenza season)
- – adult household contacts (aged 18 years and over) of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation on most days over the winter and, therefore, for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
- – adults (aged 18 years and over) living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow the introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions, university halls of residence or boarding schools
- – adults (aged 18 years and over) who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
- – frontline health and social care staff (aged 18 years and over) without employer-led occupational health schemes, employed
– by a registered residential care or nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable individuals who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza
– by a voluntary managed hospice provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable individuals who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza
If you do not qualify for a free NHS flu jab we can still provide you with a private flu vaccination and this applies for both under and over 65s. For a private Flu Vaccination, please firstly download and complete this form prior to your appointment.
Who shouldn’t have the flu jab?
Most people can have a flu vaccine. However, there are a couple of exceptions:
- – If you are currently unwell with a fever, you should delay getting the flu jab.
- – If you have an egg allergy, speak to your GP or pharmacist before getting the jab.
- – If you are less than 18 years of age
- – If you have had a confirmed anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of the vaccine
- – If you have had a confirmed anaphylactic reaction to any component of the vaccine or residues from the manufacturing process
- – If you have received a complete dose of the recommended influenza vaccine for the current season
- – If you are suffering from acute severe febrile illness (the presence of a minor infection is not a contraindication for immunisation)