Influenza and Pneumonia
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations are provided as a free service to our patients with chronic heart, lung or renal disease as well as those with asthma, diabetes, carers and anyone over 65. You will be invited to make an appointment if you are eligible for a flu/pneumonia vaccination.
You are eligible for the shingles vaccination if you are aged 70 or 78 years old.
In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the previous three years of the programme but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:
- people in their 70s who were born after 1 September 1942
- people aged 79 years
The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 and over because it seems to be less effective in this age group.
You can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year, though many people will find it convenient to have it at the same time as their annual flu vaccination.
It is very important for adults to keep their tetanus immunity up to date. If you have not had five doses in your lifetime then you may need a booster.