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Flu 2019/20 - Who is eligible and Other Cohorts

Who is eligible to receive the vaccine?

Influenza can affect anyone. The following groups have a higher risk of developing severe disease or complications such as bronchitis or secondary bacterial pneumonia, or otitis media in children and are eligible for a flu vaccine:-

The list is not exhaustive and health care professionals should apply clinical judgment and consider:-


The cost of the vaccine in these circumstances will be reimbursed. (pg. 9)


For the 2019/20 season, patients aged six months to less than 65 years of age with any of the following underlying health conditions are eligible to receive influenza vaccine:

Other Cohorts eligible for vaccination within the National Specifications


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Updated on 18 September 2019 229 views