Flu Vaccination Information

Welcome to our page that is all about the flu vaccination.  Here you can find lots of information about the flu vaccination, including information on who can have the vaccine and how to book an appointment. 

You should have the NHS free flu vaccine if you are:

  • aged 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
  • pregnant
  • children aged 2-3
  • school aged children
  • 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 worker
  • have a long-term health 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)
    • diabetes
    • 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)

This list of conditions isn’t definitive. Speak to your GP practice or local pharmacy to check whether you are eligible.

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