Flu Vaccination – 2019-2020 Flu Vaccine


A new leaflet about the 2020/21 Flu Vaccine will be available in early October. For now, please consider last year’s leaflet and the two recent blogs about the Flu Vaccine and also the Pneumonia Vaccine – links to these blogs are in the main description below…


Please note: We will issue the 2020/21 free leaflet on Flu Vaccination in early October 2020. It will also take account of the Covid-19 situation.

To review the latest information about Flu Vaccine and the Pneumonia Vaccine then please see the following website blogs:

“Seasonal flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by several types of flu virus…

“There is no simple answer as to whether you should have a flu vaccine if you have M.E. The purpose of this leaflet is to provide information on all aspects of flu vaccination, so that you and your doctor can decide if you ought to have this protection.”

Topics discussed in this leaflet include:

  • The science behind flu viruses and vaccines
  • The 2019-2020 flu vaccine
  • Do people with M.E. meet NHS criteria for a free flu vaccine?
  • Key points in favour of the vaccine if you have M.E.
  • Key points where caution is required if you have M.E.
  • Contra-indications and cautions
  • Side-effects
  • Where to have the flu jab
  • Reducing the risk of catching flu virus and passing it on to others
  • Research into flu vaccines and M.E.

The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.

Please note this is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.

If you prefer you can download the leaflet here without registering via the website shop.


0344 576 5326

Available every day of the week between these times: 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

Calls cost the same as other standard landline numbers (starting 01 or 02). If you have a call package for your landline or mobile phone then calls will normally come out of your inclusive minutes.