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Flu Vaccination Eligibility

Flu Vaccination Eligibility

Eligible for the free flu vaccination this year are those:

  • aged 50 and over (by 31st March 2023 – i.e. born on or before 31st March 1973)
  • who have certain long term health conditions
  • who are pregnant
  • who are in long-stay residential care
  • who receive a carers allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • who are frontline health and social care workers
  • aged 2 – 3 on August 31st 2022 – i.e. born between September 1st 2018 and August 31st 2020

Primary school and some secondary school aged children are also eligible, however these will be done offered in schools.

Flu vaccine for people with long-term health conditions

The flu vaccine is offered free on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:

If you have a long-term health condition that would put you at risk if you get flu, but it is not included in this list; contact the practice to enquire whether you are eligible for the free flu vaccine.