The Flu Vaccination will be available on the NHS around mid September for eligible groups. In addition to the groups below the government has now included those aged between 50 - 64 who do not have any pre existing conditions. Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions and Long Term Conditions
- are very overweight
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill