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FLU VACCINATION ELIGIBILITY

Updated on 7th September 2020 at 12:36 pm

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UPDATE – 25/9/2020

Letters have now gone out to all patients who are eligible to recieve a free seasonal influenza vaccine at the surgery. Eligible groups are as follows:

  • all patients aged 65 years and over
  • all patients aged 2 and 3 years – once the child starts primary school healthy children must have their vaccine at the school
  • all patients who are pregnant
  • all patients who are Carer’s – must have completed a Carer’s registration form at the surgery and be on our Carer’s register
  • all patients who are coded as being High risk of Covid19
  • all patients who are considered as being “at risk” – patients with Diabetes, COPD, Stroke, ANK, DMARDS, Heart Disease and classed as morbidly obese.
  • Asthmatics – only patients who are classed as having Severe Asthma are entitled to a free flu vaccine – patients must be on regular (monthly) inhaled steroid preventative inhalers and/or some form of asthma medication.

If you are unsure as to whether you are entitled to a free vaccination please ring the surgery and we will check this for you.