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Are you eligible for a flu vaccination?


You are eligible to have a free flu vaccination if you are in any of the following categories, or have any of the following medical conditions:

  • Everyone aged 65 and over
  • Heart Problems
  • A chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis or emphysema
  • Kidney disease
  • Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
  • Liver disease
  • Stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnant Women
  • Aneurological condition such as MS
  • A problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
  • Children aged 2 - 4 years can have a nasal vaccine in surgery
  • Children in school years 1 and 2 will be offered a nasal vaccine at school
  • Patients working in a nursing/residential home

Shingles Vaccine

You may also be entilited to to a free shingles vaccine.  Patients will be offered the shingles vaccine which is a sigle vaccine providing lifelong immunity on their 70th Birthday, there is also a catch-up cohort for patients who have not yet received this vaccine, check with the practice nurse if you are unsure.



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