Information on Flu Vaccines 2020 – are you eligible?

This is not a normal year for flu vaccinations. Research shows that people can catch both flu and coronavirus at the same time, with potentially serious consequences.

It is therefore crucial that vulnerable people help to protect themselves against the double threat of flu and coronavirus this winter.

With the flu vaccine proven to be effective in reducing the risk of seasonal flu, making sure you get vaccinated if you are in a vulnerable category has never been more important.  

Who can receive a free flu vaccine?

Adults:

  • Who are a clinical risk group
  • Who live with someone in the clinical risk group
  • Who are 65 and over
  • Who have a BMI of 40 or above
  • Pregnant women

Children:

  • Who have a long-term health condition such as asthma or diabetes
  • 2 and 3 year olds
  • Primary school aged children
  • Children in year 7

Support networks:

  • Carers of all ages (paid and unpaid)
  • Health and care staff who are in contact with vulnerable patients
  • Residential, nursing and care home staff who have contact with vulnerable residents
  • Community pharmacy staff

Where can you get vaccinated?

Adults:

  • At your GP or a local community pharmacy
  • During a visit by a district nurse, if you are housebound
  • During a check-up with your midwife, if you are pregnant

Children:

  • At your GP, if you have a health condition or are 2 or 3 years old
  • At school, if you are in primary school or year 7

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