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In 2021/22, influenza vaccination offered at NHS expense to the following groups under the community pharmacy service:

  • people aged 50 years or over (including those becoming age 50 years by 31 March 2022)
  • adults aged from 18 years to under 50 years in a clinical risk group such as:
  • chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as asthma (that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5
  • chronic liver disease
  • chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease,
  • learning disability
  • diabetes
  • asplenia or splenic dysfunction
  • a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
  • morbidly obese with a BMI ≥ 40kg/m2
  • pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the influenza season
  • adult household contacts (aged 18 years and over) of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation on most days over the winter and, therefore, for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
  • adults (aged 18 years and over) living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions or university halls of residence
  • adults (aged 18 years and over) who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
  • health and social care staff (aged 18 years and over), employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients or clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza.
  • health and care staff (aged 18 years and over), employed by a voluntary managed hospice provider, who are directly involved in 
  • the care of vulnerable patients or clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza
  • health and social care workers employed through Direct Payments (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants, to deliver domiciliary care to patients and service users.

As with last year we would be grateful if you could use our online questionnaire to save time.  Please fill this in JUST prior to your appointment and not days in advance.  To access this please click on the link in the poster below or scan QR code:


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