The new MEA (ME Association) leaflet is available to download and read online or print at home. It can also be ordered from the MEA website shop or as a hard copy from the MEA head office: 01280 818964 between 9.30am and 3.00pm, Monday-Friday.
“Having a chronic neurological disease is one of the recommended criteria for NHS flu vaccination, and the classification of ME/CFS in WHO ICD10 as a neurological disease is fully recognised by the Department of Health. So The ME Association believes that people with ME/CFS should therefore qualify for a free NHS flu jab if they decide to have one.”
The MEA website article gives us information on the 2019-2020 flu vaccine and the full leaflet weighs up the pros and cons of flu vaccination for people with ME/CFS. It explains the science behind flu viruses and flu vaccines, and contains updated information about the strains of flu that the latest vaccination is seeking to protect people against. Also, the leaflet gives key points in favour of having this protection, and key points where caution is required when considering flu vaccine.