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Stay Well This Winter

Experiencing symptoms of a winter illness?

Seek advice from a pharmacist

Why flu vaccination is important for people with long term health conditions

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 if you 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.

Stay Well This Winter 

British Sign Language Leaflet Video 

Flu vaccine and pharmacist advice for 65 or over British Sign Language Video

Flu vaccine and pharmacist advice for people with Long Term Conditions British Sign language Video

Check out our attachements that can be downloaded and printied for more information or visit the NHS Stay Well website

 

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