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Flu vaccination

Free vaccinations for at risk groups

The flu vaccination is available free for people who are:

  • aged 65 and over
  • aged 2, 3 and 4 year olds
  • aged 6 months to under 65 with long term health conditions
  • pregnant
  • in long stay residential care homes
  • carers

Where to get your vaccination

Most pharmacies and GP surgeries stock the flu vaccine.

Find your nearest pharmacy or surgery

Vaccination is important

Flu is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very suddenly. Healthy individuals usually recover in two to seven days but for some, the disease can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability or even death.

Those who catch the flu pass it on to an average of two people putting those most vulnerable at an increased risk including those with long-term health conditions and pregnant women.

NHS flu guidance