Don't forget to have your annual flu vaccination
- 65 years or over (including those turning 65 by 31 March)
- Living with certain medical conditions
- Residing in a long stay residential care home or other care facility
- Receiving a carer's allowance or are the main carer for someone whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
The flu vaccine is also free for children:
- Over 6 months old with a long term health condition
- Aged 2 and 3 years old by 31 August 2019
- Attending primary school
For most children, the flu vaccine is a quick nasal spray instead of an injection.
To find out more about who should have the flu vaccination, visit the NHS website.
Health and social care staff
If you're employed by a registered domiciliary care provider or residential care / nursing home and provide direct care to vulnerable people, who would be at increased risk if exposed to flu, then you can receive the vaccine for free in 2019/20. You can get your vaccination from any participating community pharmacy or from your GP practice. Please remember to call in advance to check if you need to book an appointment and take along proof of employment, such as an ID badge or payslip.