Patients aged 6 months and older suffering from the following conditions are considered to be at risk and should receive a flu and pneumococcal immunisation:

Respiratory Disease

  • COPD

  • Asthma requiring continued use of preventer inhaler

  • Other chronic lung conditions

  • Children admitted for lower respiratory tract infection

Heart Disease

  • Congenital heart disease

  • Ischaemic heart disease

  • Heart failure

Kidney Disease

  • Chronic kidney disease stage 3, 4 and 5

  • Chronic kidney failure

  • Nephrotic syndrome

  • Kidney transplantation

Liver Disease

  • Hepatitis

  • Cirrhosis

  • Biliary atresia

Neurological Disease

  • Stroke

  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)

  • Cerebal palsy

  • Multiple scelrosis

  • Degenerative diseases of nervous system

  • Neurological disability


  • Type 1

  • Type 2


  • Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment

  • Patients undergoing chemotherapy

  • Patients on high dose steroids

  • Asplenia

  • HIV

Pregnant Women

  • Flu vaccination at any stage of pregnancy

  • Whooping cough (Pertussis) after 28 weeks gestation

Unpaid Carers or Young Carers

  • If you, without payment provide help and support for a child, partner, friend, relative or neighbour you are entitled to be a flu and pneumococcal immunisations. 







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