This year we are organising special flu clinics in october to help protect all those at risk.
You are entitled to a free flu vaccine if you are aged 65 or over on 31st march 2019.
You are eligible for a free flu vaccine if you are pregnant at any stage in your pregnancy.
If you are aged under 65, and are diagnosed with one of the following conditions, your GP strongly recommends you have a free flu vaccine:
- Chronic respiratory disease
- Heart disease
- Renal disease
- Liver disease
- Neurological disease
We will not be sending reminder letters so to avoid any disappointment please book your appointment now!
Please download, and complete this form, then bring it with you when you attend your flu vaccine.
The Nasal Flu Vaccine is available
Who is eligible?
Children with long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, serious heart conditions, underlying neurological problems and kidney or liver disease, are at higher risk from flu.
Children aged 2 and 3 will be given the vaccination at their general practice, usually by the practice nurse. Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on 31 August 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice. Primary school children will be offered their vaccination in school. In some areas, it might be offered in primary care settings.
If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they’ll be offered an injected flu vaccine. This is because the nasal spray is not licensed for children under the age of 2. Some children over the age of 2 who are in a high-risk group will also need to have an injected vaccine if the vaccine is not suitable for them.
Children who are home educated will also be offered the vaccine, provided they’re in an eligible age group.
Parents can get information about how to arrange this from their local NHS England Public Health Commissioning team.