The flu vaccination is a safe and effective vaccine and is offered every year on the NHS to help protect people at risk of getting seriously ill from flu.
You are eligible for a free flu vaccination if you:
- are 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
- have certain health conditions
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who is more likely to get infections. For example, someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
- frontline health or social care workers.
You can have the NHS flu vaccination at:
- your GP surgery
- a pharmacy offering the service
- your midwifery service if you’re pregnant
- a hospital appointment