Our pharmacies also participate in NHS immunisation each year. For most people, flu is an unpleasant illness, but it's not serious. If you are otherwise healthy, you will usually recover from flu without major complication after a week or two.
However, certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These people should have a flu jab each year. Details of clinical “at risk” groups who qualify for a FREE NHS flu jab are describe in the table below.
More details can be found by visiting: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/who-should-have-flu-vaccine.aspx
Our pharmacists are allowed to vaccinate NHS patients, between the months of October and March who fall in the following criterias: The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS if you between 18-64 years of age and you:
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions (see below)
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact or a social care worker (see below)
Chronic respiratory disease
Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).
Chronic heart disease
Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications, chronic heart failure, individuals requiring regular medication and/or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease.
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5, chronic kidney failure, nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplantation.
Chronic liver disease
Cirrhosis, biliary atresia, chronic hepatitis
Chronic neurological disease (included in the DES directions for Wales)
Stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Conditions in which respiratory function may be compromised due to neurological disease (e.g. polio syndrome sufferers).
Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes.
For more information or to check if you are eligible for a FREE flu jab under the NHS from one of our pharmacies, you may also visit: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/who-should-have-flu-vaccine.aspx
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