COVID-19 and flu jab information for people with MND

If I’m getting vaccinated for COVID-19, can I still get a flu jab?

Yes. Each jab targets a specific virus, so they have a different job to do. You can still get a flu jab, even though the COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out.

The Department of Health advises getting a flu jab if you live with a chronic disease, including motor neurone disease (MND). You may also qualify if you are caring for someone with MND, who may be at risk if you fall ill.

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 each year, but this will protect you for 12 months.

Please contact your GP surgery to arrange an appointment.

If you would like more advice, contact MND Connect and see our Coronavirus web hub for more details about the COVID-19 immunisation programme.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262