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Who should get the flu vaccine?
The flu vaccine is offered for FREE on the NHS to patients that fit the following criteria:
- everyone aged 65 and over
- all pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy
- everyone living in a residential or nursing home
or have a long-term condition such as:
- a heart problem
- a chest complaint or serious breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or some people with asthma
- a kidney disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
- liver disease
- had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
- a neurological condition, such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- a problem with your spleen, such as sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
- you are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
Please note this list of conditions isn’t definitive.
I am aged between 50-64 years old without a Long Term Condition, can I get the vaccine yet?
We only receive a limited number of vaccines per year which means we need to prioritise the higher risk patients set by Public Health England meaning those detailed above.
Once we have vaccinated these patients, we will assess the quantity of stock we have left and see if we can open up bookings to 50-64 year old without a health condition but this will likely be Jan-Mar 2022. We will notify these patients as soon as we can about the status of these vaccination clinics.
If you would rather not wait, you are eligible to attend any pharmacy or chemist to receive the vaccine free of charge on the NHS.
When can I get the flu vaccine?