Who should have the flu vaccine?
- People aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2021)
- Those aged from six months to less than 65 years of age, in a clinical risk group
- All pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
- Household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List, or of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded patient on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
- Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
The new cohort for 20/21 will be individuals between 50-64 years, following prioritisation of other eligible groups from November/December 2020 and subject to vaccine supply. Any patients in this age group who books in and presents in the prioritised eligible groups clinics, will be turned away.