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Eligible for a Flu Vaccination?

 Who is Entitled to a Free Vaccination?

 

 

Even if you feel healthy, you should definitely consider having the free seasonal flu vaccination if you have:


  • a heart problem
    • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis or emphysema
    • a kidney disease
    • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
    • a liver disease
    • had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
    • diabetes
    • a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy
    • a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed.

 

You should also have the seasonal flu vaccination if you:


  • are aged 65 years or over
    • live in a residential or nursing home
    • are the main carer of an older or disabled person, or
    • are pregnant


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