Seasonal Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccine

In accordance with Department of Health guidelines, we recommend an influenza and pneumonia vaccination for patients over 65 and all patients over 6 months in a clinical risk group:

  • Chronic respiratory disease, eg. Asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis/emphysema, children previously admitted to hospital with serious lung infections.
  • Chronic heart disease, eg. Past heart attack, angina, heart bypass, heart failure.
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological conditions, eg. Past stroke or TIA (mini-stroke), Parkinson’s disease.
  • Diabetes
  • Immune problems or those on medication which suppresses immune system. eg. Chemotherapy, azathioprine, methotrexate, long term steroids.
  • Pregnant women, including those who have recently been pregnant or given birth. 
  • Patients living in a nursing or care home.

Influenza and pneumonia vaccination may be offered to people who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. This is at the GP’s discretion, in the context of other clinical risk groups in their practice. People who are employed as a carer should be provided with the appropriate vaccinations by their employer. If you are eligible for the flu vaccination, please print off this form and bring it with you on either of our open flu clinics as listed in the noticeboard. Flu Vaccination Questionnaire