22 December 2010

Free flu vaccination for eligible Lambeth residents

Did you know that you can get a free flu vaccine from your local pharmacy?

NHS Lambeth is encouraging at-risk members of the community to beat the flu this winter by making an appointment with their GP or pharmacist to receive a free flu vaccination.

You can have a free flu jab if you fall into one of the following categories:

•Over 65 years of age.
•Live in a residential or nursing home.
•Are the main carer of an older or disabled person.
•Have a long-term condition (such as a heart condition, kidney disease, diabetes, MS, cerebral palsy or other long-term conditions).

To be eligible people must be over 16 years of age and registered with a Lambeth GP. Pregnant women will be referred to their GP for the vaccination.

The list of pharmacies, including several in Vassall Ward, offering free flu jabs is available on the NHS Lambeth website