A free influenza vaccination is offered to
- social and health care professionals as well as pharmaceutical service professionals and students participating in direct patient and customer work (starting with persons who meet and treat people with influenza or who are constantly taking care of persons who are particularly susceptible to serious influenza)
- pregnant women
- everyone aged 65 and over
- children aged under 7
- those belonging to at-risk groups because of an illness or treatment
- those close to a person susceptible to serious influenza (more information below)
- men starting their military service and women starting their voluntary military service
- persons who live or stay for long periods in institutional conditions
Free influenza vaccination is available to family members who live in the same apartment or communicate weekly face to face with a person who is particularly susceptible to serious influenza or is susceptible to serious influenza but cannot be vaccinated. Other family members must pay for their influenza vaccination.
Persons who are particularly susceptible to serious influenza include severely immunocompromised and seriously ill individuals, frail individuals aged 65 or older with underlying conditions, individuals susceptible to serious influenza who cannot be vaccinated, infants aged under 6 months and pregnant individuals.