• Very High Risk Groups (extremely vulnerable)
  • are over 70 years of age - even if you're fit and well
  • have had an organ transplant
  • are undergoing active chemotherapy for cancer
  • are having radical radiotherapy for lung cancer
  • have cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
  • are having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
  • are having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
  • have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
  • severe respiratory conditions including cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung fibrosis, interstitial lung disease and severe
  • COPD
  • have a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell)
  • are taking medicines that make you much more likely to get infections (such as high doses of steroids or immunosuppression therapies)
  • have a serious heart condition and you're pregnant

  • High Risk Groups
  • are over 60 years of age
  • have a learning disability
  • have a lung condition that's not severe (such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis)
  • have heart disease such as heart failure
  • have high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • have diebetes
  • have chronic kidney disease
  • have liver disease (such as hepatitis)
  • have a medical condition that can affect your breathing
  • have cancer
  • have a weak immune system (immunosuppressed)
  • have cerebrovascular disease
  • have a condition affecting your brain or nerves (such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, or cerebral palsy)
  • have a problem with your spleen or have had your spleen removed
  • have a condition that means you have a high risk of getting infections (such as HIV, lupus or scleroderma)
  • are taking medicines that affect your immune system, such as low doses of steroids.
  • have obesity
  • are residents of nursing homes and other long-stay settings
  • are in specialist disability care and are over 50 years of age or have an underlying health problem