The following people are eligible for flu vaccination:

Those aged 65 years and over.

Those aged 6 months to under 65 in clinical risk groups as listed below:

  • Pregnant women
  • All 2, 3, and 4 year olds
  • Those in long stay residential care home
  • Carers registered with the practice

Risk groups 6 months to 65 years include:

  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Chronic Kidney disease
  • Chronic Liver disease
  • Patients who are diabetic
  • Patients with immunosuppression
  • Patients with chronic degenerative neurological disease including:
    • stroke
    • TIA
    • cerebral palsy
    • MS

Pneumococcal Vaccinations:

This is a once only vaccine which is recommended for all patients over 65 years of age.

Patients over 2 years of age in a clinical risk group in whom there is an increased risk of morbidity or mortality from pneumococcal disease.

The risk groups are:

  • History of a splenectomy
  • Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Chronic Kidney disease
  • Chronic Liver disease
  • Patients who are diabetic
  • Patients with chronic degenerative neurological disease including:
    • stroke
    • TIA
    • cerebral palsy
    • MS
  • Individuals with cochlear implants and individuals with cerebrospinal fluid leaks.