INFLUENZA VACCINE - APPOINTMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE WEEK COMMENCING 25 SEPTEMBER 2017.
WHO CAN HAVE AN NHS INFLUENZA VACCINE?
If you are 65 years old, or over, or will be 65 years old by 31st March 2018.
For those aged between six months and under 65 years, who are in a clinical at-risk group. i.e.
- People with chronic respiratory disease including asthma which requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids, or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission, COPD, chronic bronchitis and emphysema, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia and children who have previously been admitted to hospital for lower respiratory tract disease.
- People with chronic heart disease
- People with chronic renal disease
- People with chronic liver disease
- People with chronic neurological disease
- People with diabetes mellitus
- People who are immunosuppressed
- Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
- Those living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities
- Unpaid Carers and young carers
- Morbid Obesity - adults with a BMI equal to or greater than 40
All Children aged 2 - 5* years (not yet at school) are to offered vaccination at their GP Surgery.
*Children must be aged 2 or above on 1 September 2017