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Flu vaccinations are free

You are advised to get vaccinated if you fall within one or more of the following categories:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have a heart condition
  • Have a kidney disease
  • Have lowered immunity to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
  • If you have had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack
  • Have diabetes
  • Have a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy
  • Have a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
  • Are a paid or unpaid carer (so you can help prevent pass on the virus)
  • You are aged 65 years or over
  • Live in a residential or nursing home
  • Are the main carer of an older or disabled person
  • Are the household contact of an immunocompromised person
  • Work as a health or social care worker


Read more about flu on the NHS Choices website

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