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Castlegate & Derwent Surgery Isel Road, Cockermouth, CA13 9HT Tel: 01900 705750

Who should get the flu vaccine?

This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:

  • Adults 65 years and over (if you're currently 64 but will be 65 on 31 March 2021, you do qualify)
  • People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months
  • Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (that requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's diseasemotor neurone diseasemultiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
  • A learning disability
  • Diabetes
  • Problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
  • Being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
  • Pregnant women
  • Frontline health or social care workers
  • People working in a registered residential care or nursing home,
  • Registered homecare organization
  •  or hospice
  • People living in a long-stay residential care home or another long-stay care facility
  • People who 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
  • People living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • Children aged 2-3 years on 31st August, 2020(Nasal flu clinics at surgery)
  • Childrens aged 2-17 with long term health conditions i.e diabetes, asthma
  • Children in primary school (will be given at school)
  • Children in year 7(will be given at secondary school) 

Extended Flu Campaign 50-64 years

 

We are now vaccinating this age group please contact our Reception on 01900 705750 to arrange an appointment

 

Published: Aug 26, 2020

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