Flu Vaccines

DUE TO SUPPLY SHORTAGE WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO BOOK ANY MORE FLU VACCINES.  PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR WHEN THESE BECOME AVAILABLE

 

Eligibility criteria for FREE seasonal influenza vaccination for 2020:

  • Pregnant women (any trimester)

  • People aged 65 years and older

  • People aged under 65 years with any of the medical conditions listed below

  • Children aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness

  • People under 65 years of age who:

Have any of the following cardiovascular diseases:

  • ischaemic heart disease, or
  • congestive heart failure, or
  • rheumatic heart disease, or
  • congenital heart disease, or
  • cerebrovascular disease, 

Have any if the following chronic respiratory diseases:

  • asthma, if on a regular preventative therapy, or
  • other chronic respiratory disease with impaired lung function function
  • (a) or  have diabetes; or
  •  have chronic renal disease; or
  •  have any cancer, please refer to the vaccine precaution below#, excluding basal and squamous skin
  •   cancers if not invasive; or• have any of the following other conditions:
  •       autoimmune disease(b), or
  •       immune suppression or immune deficiency, or
  •       HIV, or transplant recipients, or
  • neuromuscular and CNS diseases/disorders(c), or
  • haemoglobinopathies(d), or
  • children on long term aspirin, or
  • a cochlear implant, or
  • error of metabolism at risk of major metabolic decompensation, or
  • pre and post splenectomy, or
  • Down syndrome, or
  • pregnant women (any trimester); or
  • children aged four years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of
  • significant respiratory illness

 

The following conditions are excluded from funding:

  • asthma not requiring regular preventative therapy
  • hypertension and/or dyslipidaemia without evidence of end-organ disease