Protect yourself from flu
Get the flu vaccine
Seasonal influenza (flu) is an unpredictable but recurring pressure that the NHS faces every winter. Vaccination offers the best protection. This year with the risk of flu and Covid-19 circulating it is important to vaccinate the eligible population.
Who is normally eligible for the flu vaccination?
- Everyone aged 65 and over
- Everyone under 65 years of age who has a chronic medical condition like those noted below:
- Lung diseases such as COPD and severe asthma, heart disease, liver or kidney disease, neurological diseases, learning disability, diabetes, weakened immune systems, morbid obesity (BMI 40 or above)
- All pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy
- All 2 and 3 year-old children (aged two or three years old on 31 August 2021)
- All children in primary school (given at school)
- All Year 7 -11 secondary school-aged children (given at school)
- Everyone living in a residential or nursing home
- Everyone who cares for an older or disabled person
- All frontline health and social care workers
- Individuals between 50 and 64 years of age maybe offered flu vaccine following prioritisation of other eligible groups and subject to vaccine supply