Are you eligible for a free flu vaccine?

 

If you’re more vulnerable to the flu virus, getting your flu jab could be lifesaving.

Crunchy leaves, spicy coffees and wrapping up in chunky knits. The Autumn brings with it lots of seasonal quirks, but flu doesn’t have to be one of them. Check if you’re eligible for a free flu jab to prevent illness in your household this flu season.
 

Help us to help you

 
If you’re more vulnerable to illness or infection, you could get a free flu jab through the NHS. Getting the vaccination could potentially be lifesaving, and at the very least could help you to stay healthy as flu season draws closer. Speak to your GP today to ensure you and your family are protected.
 
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Who can get a free flu jab?

 

Pregnant women

 
If you’re pregnant, no matter how many weeks, you’re eligible for a free flu vaccine. Flu can cause serious complications for pregnant women and their unborn child. The free flu jab offers the best protection. Ask your GP, pharmacist or midwife about it today.
 

Young children

 
Flu can be horrible for little children. For most children the flu vaccine is not an injection, just a quick nasal spray. Find out more by talking to your GP surgery today. This quick free vaccination may be given at your doctor’s surgery or at school, and could help protect your child and their school friends from illness this Winter.
 

People with underlying health conditions

 
If you have an underlying health condition like bronchitis, diabetes or heart disease, make sure you get your free flu vaccine. It’s free because you need it. Speak to your GP or pharmacist today to ensure that you’re not left vulnerable to health complications this flu season.
 

Over 65s

 
It is strongly recommended that those over 65 get vaccinated before the end of November, before flu starts to spread. When we’re a bit older, it takes us that much longer to recover from illnesses such as flu. Stay healthy this flu season and speak to your GP about the flu vaccine.
 

Carers

 
If you are the main carer for someone who is elderly or disabled, speak to your GP or pharmacist about having a flu vaccine along with the person you care for. Getting vaccinated could ensure the safety of you and your loved one this Winter.
 

Healthcare professionals

 
If you’re a healthcare professional, then you are eligible for a free flu vaccine this winter. Help protect your patients and talk to your employer to find out more.
 
Check out www.nhs.uk/fluvaccine for more information about the flu vaccine.