Flu Vaccination Information 2023

You can get a free flu vaccine if you are:

  • Aged 65 years and older
  • Aged 2 to 17 years
  • A healthcare worker
  • Pregnant
  • Living in a nursing home or other long-term care facility in regular contact with pigs, poultry or waterfowl

People with these conditions can also get a free flu vaccine:

  • Chronic heart disease, including acute coronary syndrome
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive, pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma, or bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Chronic neurological disease including multiple sclerosis, hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system
  • Diabetes
  • Down syndrome
  • Haemoglobinopathies
  • A body mass index (BMI) over 40
  • Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment (including asplenia or hyposplenism, and all cancer patients)
  • Children with a moderate to severe neurodevelopmentaldisorder such as cerebral palsy
  • Children on long-term aspirin therapy
  • Any condition that can compromise respiratory function, like spinal cord injury, seizure disorder or other neuromuscular disorder, especially people also attending special schools or day centres

Free flu vaccines will be offered to carers or household contacts of people who have a health condition listed above.

Vaccinations will be available for children from 2nd October 2023 – for appointments please call our surgery on 021 427 8699.