Flu Vaccination 2020 Eligibility

Please find eligibility details for the Flu Vaccination 2020 below;


Eligible Cohort

Where and how to get vaccination

Further information/Contact





·         aged 6 months to 2 years with an eligible pre-existing health condition –‘at risk’

Children in this group will be identified and the local Pre-School Immunisation Team, are currently appointing all identified children to routine clinics. 

Additional children can be added by, contacting the childhood flu line

0141 201 4190

or email child.flu@ggc.scot.nhs.uk 

·         aged 2 to 5 (and not yet at school)* child must be aged 2 on 1st Sept 2020

All parents/carers of 2-5 year olds will receive a letter with an allocated appointment in the next 8-10 weeks.

Parents / carers who need to rearrange their child’s appointment should call 0141 201 4190.

or email child.flu@ggc.scot.nhs.uk 

·         aged 5-12 and at primary school

Flu immunisation sessions will be delivered in school from the beginning of October until mid-December. If

If your child misses their flu immunisation at school, a flyer will be sent home with information about to arrange an appointment for their immunisation. 

·         12 to 17 years old and

o   has an eligible health condition

o   is a young/unpaid Carer

o   lives in a house with someone who is shielding


Opt-in service delivered by  HSCP Routine childhood teams. 

Telephone 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment

NB:  GPs are not vaccinating any children or young people this year




Eligible Cohort

Where and how to get vaccination

Further information/Contact




·         Aged 65 years or over

GPs are not vaccinating people aged 65 and over this year. 

You will receive a letter with an allocated appointment to attend a community clinic in the local area. 

If you need to rearrange, or who have not received an appointment by the end of October, contact 0141 201 4180.  Or email adult.flu@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

·         Aged 65 or over and are housebound

If you have been identified by your GP as permanently housebound, you do not need to attend this appointment.  Someone from the practice or local HSCP team will be in touch with you to arrange a home visit.

·         18-64 year old with an eligible health condition

Your GP or local HSCP team will be in touch to offer you an appointment.

If you have not heard by the end of October check NHS Inform for further information on what to do next.

·         Pregnant women

You will be offered your vaccination from maternity services.


Please contact your named midwife to find out how to get your vaccination

·         Unpaid adult carers (aged 18-64)

Please contact one of the participating local pharmacies to get a free flu vaccine


Look up the list www.nhsggc.org.uk/cpflu choose a pharmacy and call them to make an appointment

·         Adult aged 18-64, who live in the same house as someone who is shielding, and who are not in one of the other groups

·         All social care workers providing direct personal care in:

o   Adult Care Homes

o   Children’s residential or secure care settings

o   Care At Home settings including Personal Assistants and Housing Support

And who are not offered vaccination by their employer

·         55 -64 year old (not yet otherwise eligible)

You will receive information about how to get your vaccination within the next 8-10 weeks.




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