Do not book a flu vaccination unless you fall into one of the high risk groups.Do not book a flu vaccination unless you fall into one of the high risk groups.
The following patients are considered to be at a higher than average risk of developing complications of flu and it is recommended that you should have a flu jab if you:
- Are 65 or over
- Have a serious medical condition (see below)
- Live in a residential or nursing home
- Are the main Carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- Are a healthcare or social care professional directly involved in patient care
Medical Conditions that put you at higher risk of flu:
- Chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, COPD or bronchitis
- Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson's disease or motor neurone disease
- A weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment.