Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccination Service

 

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.

We give NHS flu jabs to people aged 18 years and older who are eligible to receive the jab for free. This is available from September to the end of March.

Please visit the website regularly and the appointment calendar will be added closer to the time.

 

The NHS flu jab for flu season is eligible for:

65 years and over, including 64 year olds turning 65 years old by the end of March.
50 to 64 years old, including 49 year olds turning 50 years old by the end of March.

At risk adults aged 18-64 with any of the following:

Chronic respiratory disease e.g. asthma, COPD or bronchitis requiring a steroid inhaler.
Chronic heart disease such as heart failure.
Chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5.
Chronic liver disease.
Chronic neurological disease e.g. Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease.
Diabetes.
Immunosuppression e.g. due to disease such as HIV/AIDS or treatments such as chemotherapy.
Asplenia or splenic dysfunction.
Pregnant women.
Morbid obesity BMI 40 or above.
Learning disability.
Person in long-stay residential care home/care facility Does not include prisons, young offender institutions or halls of residence.
Carer including persons in receipt of carer’s allowance and those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
Health and social care workers employed through Direct Payment of Personal Health Budget to deliver domiciliary care to patients and service users.
Social care workers Health and social care staff employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure.
Household contact of immunocompromised individual Specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with an immunocompromised individual on most days.
Household contact of Shielded Patient Specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a person on the NHS Shielded Patient list on most days.
Hospice worker employed by a voluntary managed hospice provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients 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.

Please speak to our pharmacy team about eligibility and how to get your NHS flu jab and book to access this service.