People with a long-term health condition

Flu can cause serious complications if you have a long-term health condition. The free flu vaccine is the very best protection for you from the harms of flu.

You are more likely to experience serious complications from flu if you have a long-term health condition including:

  • diabetes
  • a long term respiratory conditions
  • heart disease
  • kidney disease
  • liver conditions
  • neurological conditions
  • are immunosuppressed
  • have a BMI over 40
  • problems with your spleen

If you have a long-term condition that means you’re elligable for the flu jab, you should have received a letter or text from your GP practice asking you to book in.

If you’re not registered with a GP yet, and are worried that you may be a risk of flu then join a practice today to make sure you’re protected from flu.

All children who have long term health conditions should be offered flu vaccination from the age of six months.

Where to get vaccinated

Book an appointment with you GP or local pharmacy.