The Influenza Vaccination is offered between September and March.
Please contact reception to make an appointment.
The Influenza vaccination is offered free of charge to
- All those aged 65 years and over.
- Residents of nursing or residential homes for the elderly and other long-stay facilities.
- Carers of persons whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
- All those aged 6 months or over in a clinical risk group (listed below).
- All pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy.
|Clinical risk groups||Examples (decision based on clinical judgement)|
|Chronic respiratory disease|
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).
- Asthma - with disease which requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission.
- Children who have previously been admitted to hospital for lower respiratory tract disease.
|Chronic heart disease|
- Congenital heart disease.
- Hypertension with cardiac complications.
- Chronic heart failure.
- Individuals requiring regular medication and/or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease.
- Chronic kidney disease.
- Nephrotic syndrome.
- Renal transplantation.
|Chronic liver disease|
- Biliary atresia.
- Chronic hepatitis.
|Chronic neurological disease|
- Transient ischaemic attack (TIA).
- Type 1 diabetes.
- Type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs.
- Diet-controlled diabetes.
- Immunosupression due to disease or treatment.
- Patients undergoing chemotherapy leading to immunosuppression.
- Asplenia or splenic dysfunction.
- HIV infection.
- Individuals treated with, or likely to be treated with, systemic steroids for more than a month at a dose equivalent to prednisolone at 20 mg or more per day (any age) or, for children under 20 kg, a dose of 1 mg or more per kg per day.
Some immunocompromised patients may have a suboptimal immunological response to the vaccine.
All pregnant women should receive the trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine.
If you fall into any of the areas above please contact the surgery and make an appointment for your flu jab.