From the 28th September 2015 we will be offering the Flu vaccination.
The flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions
- are very overweight
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact, or a social care worker
Flu jab for people with medical conditions
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition. That includes these types of illnesses:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease
- 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 medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
Flu vaccine for children
The flu vaccine is recommended for:
- children over the age of six months with a long-term health condition
- healthy children aged two, three and four plus children in school years one and two.
Children aged between six months and two years of age who are eligible for the flu vaccine should have the flu jab. This will be availble from mid- October
Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between two and 18 will usually have the flu vaccine nasal spray.
Read about who should have the children’s flu vaccine.
Please call reception on 0207 405 2739 to book your appointment now