AGED OVER 65 YEARS
You can now book an appointment for your Flu Vaccine at the practice – please call us on 01942 481638 to book now for September.
Flu vaccine if you’re pregnant
You should have the flu vaccine if you’re pregnant to help protect you and your baby.
It’s safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy.
Pregnant Women should be vaccinated in the coming flu season, please contact the practice to make an appointment with our Nurse, or if attending a hospital ante natal clinic please ask your midwife to supply the vaccine.
UNDER 65 YEARS WITH A LONG TERM CONDITION
You can now book an appointment for your Flu Vaccine at the practice – please call us on 01942 481638 to book now for September 2021.
If you are unsure if you qualify for a free NHS Influenza Vaccine see the information below or ask at the practice.
- are 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
- have certain health conditions
The flu vaccine is offered free on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:
- respiratory conditions, such as asthma (needing steroid inhaler or tablets), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
- heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease or heart failure
- being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
- chronic kidney disease
- liver disease, such as hepatitis
- neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- problems with your spleen, for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or taking medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
Talk to your doctor if you have a long-term condition that is not in one of these groups. They should offer you the flu vaccine if they think you’re at risk of serious problems if you get flu.
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
- frontline health or social care workers
FLU VACCINES FOR CHILDREN – not yet available but a date will be provided shortly to book appointments for children aged 2-3 years at the practice
The nasal spray flu vaccine is free on the NHS for:
- children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2021 – born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2019
- all primary school children (reception to year 6)
- all year 7 to year 11 children in secondary school
- children aged 2 to 17 years with long-term health conditions
If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years and has a long-term health condition that makes them at higher risk from flu, they’ll be offered a flu vaccine injection instead of the nasal spray, This is because the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2 years.
Children of school age will be vaccinated at school.