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Groups eligible for the seasonal  flu vaccination include :

 

Seasonal flu vaccinations are currently offered free of charge to the following at-risk 

groups: 

people aged 65 or over 

all pregnant women 

people with a serious medical condition such as 

o chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic 

obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis; 

o chronic heart disease, such as heart failure; 

o chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5; 

o chronic liver disease; 

o chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson's disease or motor 

neurone disease; 

o diabetes; or  

o a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or 

treatment (such as cancer treatment). 

 


people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities 


where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high 


morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young 


offender institutions, or university halls of residence. 



people who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer 


of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. 



Also recommended to be vaccinated as part of occupational health: 


frontline health and social care workers. 


 
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