Where possible, we would appreciate if you could attend on the day of your surname - no appointment required.

Who needs the flu vaccination?

Anyone who suffers from heart or lung problems or has certain other long term medical conditions, or is 65 or over or is pregnant, should get the flu vaccine.

Conditions and diseases which can make flu much more dangerous include:

If you are pregnant, you are at greater risk of complications from the flu. Having the vaccine now could help you avoid catching the flu and protect your baby.

If you have children aged six months or over who suffer from any of the conditions above, they should be vaccinated too.

Anyone undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment should also get vaccinated.

You should also have the seasonal flu vaccination if you live in a residential or nursing home, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person.

Unpaid carers of any age, including young carers, are also eligible for the flu vaccine.

Further Information

For further information see the Immunisation Scotland website, provided by NHS Health Scotland:

Posted: 15 September 2014

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