The Flu vaccine is the best protection available against an unpredictable influenza virus which can cause serious illness and even death. You have a pivotal role in helping to prevent the spread of the virus during the winter months.
People aged from 18 to less than 65 years of age with one or more of the following medical conditions are eligible to get the flu vaccination:
- Chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
- Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- Chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability
- Immunosuppresion, a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
- Asplenia or splenic dysfunction
- Morbid obesity
- Pregnant women aged 18 or over (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
- Ring your GP practice to book an appointment today, don’t delay.
The HPV Vaccine is available on the NHS for girls aged 12-18 years old. If you are 18 or over and have not had the HPV vaccine you will not be eligible to have it on the NHS. If you wish to have the HPV vaccination you can you can do so from pharmacies and private clinics.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) / Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations
It is very important for students to have had 2 doses of combined MMR vaccine. Please check this information and visit the Health Centre if you have not done so.
You are also strongly recommended to have had the Meningitis ACWY Vaccine.
More information is available Click here to find out more about the Men ACWY vaccine.