For the last five seasons we have offered a very well received ‘drop in’ service with very short waiting times, and aim to offer that same service this season.
We also provide a private flu vaccination service for those who are not eligible for our FREE NHS service. This service costs £10 and is available to those aged 12 years and above.
Who should receive the flu jab
The injected flu vaccine is offered FREE of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk to ensure that 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 (See Below)
- Are Living In A Long-Stay Residential Care Home Or Other Long-Stay Care Facility
- Are officially a carer
Pregnant women and the flu jab
If you’re pregnant, you’re advised to have the injectable flu vaccine, regardless of the stage of pregnancy you’ve reached. That’s because there’s strong evidence to suggest that pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu.
If you’re pregnant, you will benefit from the flu vaccine because it:
- Reduces Your Chance Of Getting Serious Complications Of Flu, Such As Pneumonia, Particularly In The Later Stages Of Pregnancy
- Reduces Your Risk Of Having A Miscarriage Or Your Baby Being Born Prematurely Or With A Low Birthweight, Due To Flu
- Will Help Protect Your Baby Because They Will Continue To Have Some Immunity To Flu For The First Few Months Of Their Life
It’s safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy, from conception onwards. The vaccine doesn’t carry any risks for you or your baby. Talk to your GP or midwife if you are unsure about the vaccination.
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 Disease, Such as asthma, COPD or bronchitis
- Chronic Heart Disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chronic Liver Disease
- Chronic Neurological Conditions, Such As Parkinson’s Disease or Motor Neurone Disease
- Problems With Your Spleen
A Weakened Immune System Due To Conditions Such As HIV or AIDS or as a result of medications such as steroids or chemotherapy
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