In light of the risk of flu and COVID-19 co-circulating this winter, the national flu immunisation programme will be absolutely essential to protecting vulnerable people and supporting the resilience of the health and care system.

Please check below if you are eligible

In 2020/21, flu vaccinations will be offered under the NHS flu vaccination programme to the following groups:

  •  all children aged two to eleven (but not twelve years or older) on 31 August 2020 (school aged children will be offered the nasal spray at school)
  •  people aged 50 years or over (including those becoming age 50 years by 31 March 2021)
  • those aged from six months to less than 65 years of age, in a clinical risk group such as those with:

    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 three, four or five

    o chronic liver disease

    o chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease,

    o learning disability

    o diabetes

    o splenic dysfunction or asplenia

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

    o morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)

  • all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
  • household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List, or of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded patient on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable.

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