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Flu vaccination reminder

Getting a flu vaccination is important to protect yourself and others, as well as reduce pressure on the NHS during this time.

If you have had COVID-19, it is safe to have a flu vaccination. If you are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been advised to self-isolate, please do not attend your GP surgery for a vaccination.

Colleagues are encouraged to arrange to receive a flu vaccination if they:

  • are 65 and over (including those who will be 65 by 31 March 2021)
  • have certain health conditions including:
    • respiratory conditions eg asthma (needing steroid inhaler or tablets)
    • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
    • diabetes
    • heart conditions eg coronary heart disease or heart failure
    • overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
    • chronic kidney disease
    • liver disease eg hepatitis
    • neurological conditions eg Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS)or cerebral palsy
    • a learning disability
    • problems with your spleen eg 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
    • taking medicines such as steroid tablets or having chemotherapy treatment
  • are pregnant
  • are in a long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who is at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • frontline health or social care workers

 More information on flu vaccinations is available here.