I wish to decline a vaccination

Flu Vaccination (Influenza)

The flu vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine. It’s offered every year on the NHS to help protect people at risk of getting seriously ill from flu. The best time to have the flu vaccine is in the autumn or early winter before flu starts spreading. But you can get the vaccine later.

For information on who is eligible for the flu vaccine please click here (coming soon)

To decline, please scroll to the bottom of this page

Pneumococcal (PPV) vaccine

The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections. It’s also known as the pneumonia vaccine.

Pneumococcal infections are caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and can lead to pneumoniablood poisoning (sepsis) and meningitis.

At their worst, they can cause permanent brain damage, or even kill.

If you meet the criteria for the vaccine (found here (coming soon)) and wish to decline, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Shingles Vaccine

A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease, is available on the NHS to people in their 70s. You’re eligible for the shingles vaccine if you are aged 70 to 79.

The shingles vaccine is given as an injection into the upper arm. Unlike the flu vaccine, you’ll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year.

Most people will only need 1 dose, but some people who cannot have the routine vaccine for health reasons will need 2 doses.

For more information on the Shingles vaccine and Shingles, please click here (Coming soon). To decline, please scroll down.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccine

The Autumn Booster will be available to all eligible patients from September 1st (Criteria found here (coming soon)). To decline the Autumn Booster, please see below. 

Before declining, please ensure you have read all the information above.