As we head into winter, it’s vital that eligible people come forward for their flu vaccination to protect themselves, their loved ones and the NHS.
Find out if you’re eligible at nhs.uk/wintervaccinations.
Flu spreads more quickly in winter and can cause serious illness and even death. The flu vaccination is the best protection for you and those around you, which is why it is offered for free to those who are most vulnerable. So, if you’re 50 or over, in an at-risk group or pregnant, for your best protection, boost your immunity now by booking your jab. Flu viruses can change every winter so just because even if you’ve had the flu jab previously, you need to get boosted every year.
Contact your local pharmacy to book your flu vaccination now.
Children’s flu vaccinations
Many children are eligible for a free flu vaccine, in the form of a nasal spray which is quick and painless. If your child is aged 2-3 you can book an appointment at your GP practice. If your child is aged 4-11 years old they will be offered the vaccination at school. For children aged 12-17 with an underlying health condition you can contact their GP practice to book their vaccination.
You can find out more on the NHS website.