Flu vaccines are now being offered at DHC and RMC, please book your annual flu jab.
Who is entitled?
Even if you feel healthy, you should have the free flu vaccination if you are:
- a heart problem
- a chest complaint or breathing difficulties including bronchitis or emphysema
- a kidney disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
- liver disease
- had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
- a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy
- a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or you have your spleen removed
- aged 65 or over
- living in a residential or nursing home
- the main carer of an older or disabled person
- a household contact of an immunocompromised person
Pregnant women can also book into clinics. All pregnant women should have the flu vaccine to protect themselves and their babies. The flu vaccine can be given safely at any stage of pregnancy, from conception onwards.
Children aged 2,3 and 4 on 01/09/2014 can also have a nasal flu immunisation. It helps protect them against the disease and helps reduce its spread to other children including older brothers and sisters. Book into a clinic now.