Health protection

The best way to protect people from many preventable diseases is immunisation. 

Below is a summary of the standard for health protection. Please click the PDF at the end of the summary to read the full explanation and additional details


What you should expect from your GP practice:   


  • You will be offered the flu vaccination if you are:

    • Aged 65 and over

    • Have a long-term health condition and classed to be ‘at risk’

    • Children aged 2 to 4 years old

  • If you are aged 65 and over, you will be offered the pneumococcal vaccination to help protect against infections like pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia

  • If you do not attend your vaccination appointment, your practice will invite you again

  • Your practice will record if you have had the vaccinations


Download full details of Standard 6.3 Health Protection