Reserve Your Flu Jab
Simply fill out the form below to reserve your flu vaccine.
Over 65 vaccine:
Under 65 vaccine:
The following information will help you choose the correct eligibility for a FREE NHS Flu jab
65 years and over (or will be 65 by 31/March/2021)
Including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2021.
50 (or will be 50 by 31/March/2021) - 64 years AND none of conditions below apply
Public Health England have authorised vaccination of this new cohort from Tuesday 1st December 2020
Chronic (long term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, COPD
Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Over 18 years of age.
Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications, chronic heart failure, individuals requiring regular medication and/or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease. Over 18 years of age.
Chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
Chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5, chronic kidney failure, nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplantation. Over 18 years of age.
Chronic liver disease
Cirrhosis, biliary atresia, chronic hepatitis. Over 18 years of age.
Chronic neurological disease e.g. Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease or learning disability
Stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Conditions in which respiratory function may be compromised due to neurological disease (e.g. polio syndrome sufferers). Clinicians should offer immunisation, based on individual assessment, to clinically vulnerable individuals including those with cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis and related or similar conditions; or hereditary and degenerative disease of the nervous system or muscles; or severe neurological disability. Over 18 years of age.
Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes. Over 18 years of age.
Immunosuppression, a weakened immune system due to disease e.g. HIV or treatment e.g cancer
Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, including patients undergoing chemotherapy leading to immunosuppression, bone marrow transplant, HIV infection at all stages, multiple myeloma or genetic disorders affecting the immune system (e.g. IRAK-4, NEMO, complement disorder). Individuals treated with or likely to be treated with systemic steroids for more than a month at a dose equivalent to prednisolone at 20mg or more per day. It is difficult to define at what level of immunosuppression a patient could be considered to be at a greater risk of the serious consequences of influenza and should be offered seasonal influenza vaccination. This decision is best made on an individual basis and left to the patient’s clinician. Some immune-compromised patients may have a suboptimal immunological response to the vaccine. Over 18 years of age.
Asplenia or splenic dysfunction
This also includes conditions such as homozygous sickle cell disease and coeliac syndrome that may lead to splenic dysfunction. Over 18 years of age.
Morbid obesity (BMI ≥40kg/m2)
Adults with a Body Mass Index ≥40kg/m2 Over 18 years of age.
Pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
Pregnant women aged 18 or over at any stage of pregnancy (first, second or third trimesters).
People living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities
Vaccination is recommended for people aged 18 or 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. For the pharmacy service this only applies to those aged 18 or over.
People aged 18 or 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.
Household contacts of immunocompromised individuals
People who are household contacts, aged 18 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.
Social care workers
Health & social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza. Vulnerable means those patients/clients in a clinical risk group for flu or who are aged 65 years and over. Over 18 years of age.
Health and care staff, employed by a voluntary managed hospice provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza. Vulnerable means those patients/ clients in a clinical risk group for flu or who are aged 65 years and over. Over 18 years of age.
Household contacts of those who are on the COVID-19 shielded patient list
This is awaiting clarification from NHS England
Employee of Portsmouth City Council/Gosport Borough Council/Portsmouth CCG
Employees of these organisations will be eligible for a free flu jab on presentation of valid staff ID. If you are eligible for a free NHS under the listed criteria, please choose an NHS exemption instead.