Pharmacist

NHS AYRSHIRE AND ARRAN FLU VACCINATION SERVICE: 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 

Patient Groups Included in this Service

This year, the following groups are eligible for the flu vaccine:

- All those aged 50 years of age and over

- Those over 18 years of age with a medical condition which puts them in an 'at risk' group such as asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, heart and lung diseases, or autoimmune disorders.

- Healthcare workers (including those working in care homes)

- Social care workers who deliver direct personal care

- Unpaid carers

- Pregnant women (including those with at risk conditions)

- NHS independent contractors including GP, dental and optometry practices, community pharmacists and laboratory staff working on COVID-19 testing

- Teachers, nursery teachers and support staff in close contact with pupils (in both a local authority and independent setting)

- Prison staff and support staff in close contact with the prison population (delivering direct detention services)

The selection of these eligible groups has been informed by the target list from CMO letter:

ADULT FLU IMMUNISATION PROGRAMME 2022/23