Don’t miss out on your flu vaccine

If you, or a dependent of yours, is aged six months or older and falls in one of the groups below (or you have received a flu vaccination invitation letter you will be eligible for the flu vaccination). The vaccine offers you the best possible protection against the main flu strains in circulation this winter.

The main eligible groups for the flu vaccine are:

  • Aged 65 or over 
  • Aged 2, 3 or 4
  • Has diabetes
  • Heart disease or health failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Stroke or TIA
  • Asthma which has required treatment in the past year or has resulted in an admission to hospital in the past two years
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other significant respiratory conditions
  • Dementia and other significant neurological conditions
  • Liver disease
  • Immunocompromised due to a medical condition or treatment
  • Body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more (if deemed clinically appropriate by a clinician)
  • Pregnant
  • Are a carer for someone
  • You live in long term nursing or residential home