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Flu and living with a long term health condition

Why flu vaccination is important for people with long term health conditionsFlu and LTC

Flu on top of any long term health condition can easily develop into something very serious, and you could end up in hospital. You are eligible for the free flu jab ifyou have the following conditions:

  • COPD, bronchitis, emphysema or asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Have had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • Diabetes
  • Lowered immunity as a result of disease or medical treatment, such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
  • A neurological condition, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy, or a learning disability
  • A problem with your spleen, including sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
  • A BMI of 40 or above (seriously overweight)

Don't put it off – contact your GP or pharmacist to get the flu jab now. It's free because you need it.

 


Further information

Read more at https://www.nhs.uk/staywell/long-term-health-conditions