The Department of Health advises that people living with chronic diseases, including Motor Neurone Disease (MND) should get the flu jab if it has not already been offered to them. People living with MND are seen as an ‘at-risk’ group who should have the vaccination each winter.
For those most at risk, flu can lead to more serious illnesses including bronchitis and pneumonia. It only takes a minute to get the flu jab, but this will protect you for 12 months.
People living with MND should contact their surgery and arrange an appointment to get the flu jab, which is available from the beginning of October every year.
If you have MND and would like more advice about getting your flu jab contact MND Connect.
You may also qualify for the flu jab if you are caring for someone with MND, who may be at risk if you fall ill.