Seasonal Flu Service 2018/19
The eligible groups for the 2018/19 service are:
- all people aged 65 years and over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31st March 2019);
- people aged from 18 to less than 65 years of age with one or more of the following medical conditions:
- 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);
- people aged 18 or over living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities*;
- social care workers;
- hospice workers;
- carers aged 18 or over; or
- household contacts of immunocompromised individuals who are aged 18 or over.
Childhood flu Vaccination 2018:
The vaccine will be available free on the NHS for eligible children, including:
- children aged 2 and 3 on August 31 2018 – that is, children born between September 1 2014 and August 31 2016
- children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
- in some parts of the country, all primary school-aged children will be offered the vaccine (following a pilot in some areas)
- children aged 2 to 17 with long-term health conditions
The practice offers the program to children born on or after 1st May 2015.
Please contact the surgery for any further queries on 0208 979 3306 or 0208 979 5150.
For those patients that are not eligible, feel free to consult other GP practices and pharmacies that may offer the injections privately.
You're eligible for the shingles vaccine if you're aged 70 or 78 years old.
In addition, anyone who was previously eligible but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday.
The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 and over because it seems to be less effective in this age group.
You can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year, as soon as you turn 70 or 78.
Patient who are aged 65 year + who are have not had a Pneumonia Vaccination.
Patients who are eligible will be offered one when they receive their flu vaccination.
Note: Pneumonia and Shingles vaccines cannot be given together however a combination of 1 of them and the flu can be.
If you require a Pneumonia, Shingles and Flu vaccine you will have to have then at 2 separate appointments.