If you have a Direct Payment and employ a Personal Assistant or paid carer… your PAs can now get a FREE influenza vaccination for the first time!
The “London Influenza Programme”, provides FREE ‘flu vaccinations for a range of people including:
“All those who help care for someone whose welfare may be at risk…due to old age, frailty, disability, physical or mental ill health or substance misuse who might not get by without their help if they fell ill “
We have had confirmation that this includes PERSONAL ASSISTANTS and PAID CARERS who are employed directly by Disabled People (for example people who have a Personal Budget / Direct Payment.
If you want your Personal Assistant to benefit from the FREE FLU JAB, they can book an appointment on https://www.londonflu.co.uk/ and say they are a “carer under the London Influenza programme”.
They also cover:
Anyone over 65 years of age
Persons over 2 years of age in the following categories:
- Pregnancy at any stage
- House hold contact of an immunocompromised individual
- Any of the following Chronic Diseases:
Heart, Respiratory, kidney, liver or neurological
- Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
- Patients living in long-stay residential/nursing home or other long-stay facility
- Carers including main carer, those in receipt of a carers allowance and those that help to care for someone who is vulnerable and who would not manage without their help
- Front Line healthcare worker (Those employed by NHS organisations eg Acute, Community & Mental Health and London Ambulance Trusts or directly contracted by the NHS eg GP, Dental, Optometry & Pharmacy practices)
- Any London Care/Nursing Home or London Hospice member of staff or domiciliary care provider employed by a LA in London – having some contact with vulnerable person. General LA/Council staff are NOT ELIGIBLE for this London Pharmacy service. Name of LA worked in is required.
- Staff employed by NHS E, NHS I, PHE, London CCG, Special Needs Schools, London Fire Brigade and NHSE designated Flu champions
- People between their 17th and 18th birthday before 31st March 18, who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, and/or those who are the main carer of someone whose welfare may be at risk…due to old age, frailty, disability, physical or mental ill health or substance misuse, who might not get by without their help if they fell ill.
- Any homeless person and anyone likely to be sleeping rough in London
- Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Nursing Dept & RCN London Region staff
- Members of any Health & Wellbeing Board (HWBB) in London