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Protect the people that rely on you by getting the flu jab

Local carers are being encouraged by health officials in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to protect themselves and the person they care for by getting vaccinated against the flu this winter.

A carer is a person who looks after someone directly; either an elderly family member or a partner, child or other family member with a long-term condition.

If you receive a carer’s allowance, are the main carer for an elderly person, or disabled person, you should be eligible to receive a free flu vaccination this year.

Dr Mo Huda, a GP in Staffordshire said, “Carers can unfortunately bring in flu and pass it on to the person they are looking after. There is a benefit of immunising the carer to protect the person they are looking after, as well as themselves.

“If you are a carer, and you are registered at your GP practice, we would encourage you to come and have the flu jab to offer protection to both yourself and the person that you are caring for.”

Other vulnerable groups of patients who should get vaccinated are:

  • Patients with a long-term condition (LTC) such as COPD or Diabetes – there are many more and if you are not sure whether this means you, then please check with your GP practice
  • Children aged 2 and 3 and in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 – they will be immunised using a nasal spray
  • Children with certain health conditions from 6 months upwards
  • Pregnant women
  • People aged over 65 will be given a new vaccine specially developed for their age group.

Dr Huda is featured in a video describing why it is important for carers to get vaccinated

                                 

                                 

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