Over 65s

As people get older, especially over the age of 65, they are more likely to have other long term medical conditions that means it will be more difficult to deal with the flu if they get it.

How to book an appointment

You’ll receive an appointment by mail to attend one of our vaccination centres across Grampian.
If your appointment is not suitable call the NHS Grampian Flu Helpline on 0345 337 9899.

Why get the vaccine?

If you are aged 65 or over, you need extra protection because your immune system doesn’t fight off infection as well as it used to. This means that you are more at risk of catching flu but it also means that if you do catch flu you are more likely to struggle to get rid of it or fight it off.

Getting the flu vaccine not only protects yourself but others around you like your grandchildren.

You’re eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2020 to 2021) if you’re aged 65 and over on 31 March 2021 (that is, you were born on or before 31 March 1956).

So if you’re currently 64 but will be 65 on 31 March 2021, you do qualify.

It’s important that you benefit from having the most effective vaccine.

For those aged 65 and over you’ll usually be offered the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine. This vaccine contains an adjuvant that helps the immune system make a stronger response to the vaccine.

If you are housebound and cannot travel please contact our NHS Grampian Flu Helpline on 0345 337 9899.


Please contact the NHS Grampian flu helpline by:

Phone - 0345 337 9899

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