Influenza is generally a mild illness but can cause serious complications for small numbers of people. Vaccination is the best way of protecting yourself and those close to you by preventing the spread of the virus.
You may wish to visit Immunisation Scotland for more information about seasonal flu vaccination.
If you are eligible for a seasonal flu vaccination, we will contact you at the appropriate time when we have vaccinations available.
– Aged 65 or over
– Under 65 & in an “at-risk” group
– Asthma (on steroid inhalers only)
– Chronic Respiratory Disease
– Chronic Heart Disease
– Chronic Kidney Disease
– Chronic Neurological Disease
- Children and Influenza Immunisation
If you are 65 or over, you may also be eligible for a one-off dose of Pneumococcal vaccine to prevent pneumonia and other serious infections. Please check with the nurse or doctor when you attend for vaccination.
If you are not eligible to receive immunisation on the NHS, larger community pharmacies offer this service for a small charge.