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Table 1 Eligibility Criteria for Influenza Vaccination [8]

From: Influenza vaccination, inverse care and homelessness: cross-sectional survey of eligibility and uptake during the 2011/12 season in London

Risk category Examples*
Chronic respiratory disease Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).
Chronic heart disease Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications, chronic heart failure, individuals requiring regular medication and/or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease.
Chronic renal disease Chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5, chronic kidney failure, nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplantation.
Chronic liver disease Cirrhosis, biliary atresia, chronic hepatitis.
Chronic neurological disease Stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Conditions in which respiratory function may be compromised due to neurological disease.
Diabetes Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes.
Immunosuppression Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment.
Pregnant women Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy.
  1. All aged 65 years and over. *Examples are relevant to an adult population and are not exhaustive - decisions should be based on clinical judgement.