Help Us to Help You – Stay Well This Winter
Flu is very infectious and spread by germs from coughs and sneezes, which can live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours.
To reduce the risk of spreading flu, use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands often with warm water and soap, and bin used tissues as quickly as possible. Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.
You are eligible for a free flu vaccination if you are pregnant, are aged 65 years or over, have a long term health condition (see list of eligible conditions below) or are a carer. Children aged 2 or 3 years are also eligible.
Flu on top of any long-term health condition can easily develop into something very serious. You are eligible for a free flu jab if you have the following conditions:
- COPD, bronchitis, emphysema or asthma
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Have had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
- Lowered immunity as a result of disease or medical treatment, such as cancer treatment
- A neurological condition, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, or a learning disability
- A problem with your spleen, including sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
- A BMI of 40 or above (seriously overweight)
Flu Vaccination Clinics
Flu Clinics for the current season have now ceased.