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Whilst we’ve received information that all 50-64 year olds may be eligible for a free flu vaccination as part of plans to protect more people against seasonal flu, these free vaccinations will be subject to vaccine delivery later in the year.

This allows us (GP’s and community pharmacists) to focus on those who are in an at risk group, such as pregnant women and people with long term health conditions. They will be given priority and offered the vaccine first; if you are in this category you will be contacted.

If you are aged 50-64 and not in one of the at risk categories you will be made aware in the coming months if you will be able to attend for vaccination. If the programme is extended this is likely to be November or December.

Ask 3 Questions

Ask 3 Questions is a campaign from the Health Foundation which aims to help patients become more involved in their treatment and care.

Working together with your doctor to decide on the best course of action around consultations and support should help you make more informed decisions about your health, and help you feel in control of your care.

The key message for patients is to always ‘Ask 3 questions’ when discussing your treatment:

  1. What are my options?
  2. What are the possible benefits and risks of those options?
  3. What help do I need to make my decision?

Please click here to see the Ask 3 questions poster. 



 
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