Does Age Affect The Risk Of Flu?
Yes. If you are aged 65 years or over or you are at higher risk
Who is at risk?
- If you are aged 65 years or over or if you are on regular inhaled steroids
- If you have a chronic respiratory disease (including asthma)
- If you have chronic heart disease
- If you have chronic renal disease
- If you are diabetic
- If you have a weak immune system
- If you live in a long-stay residential or nursing home
- If you have a chronic liver disease
- If you are a carer
We have a pneumococcal immunisation programme for everybody aged 65 and over and those at risk between the ages of 2 and 65 years.
The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections which can cause diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis.